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Environmental Engineering Technician

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Environmental Engineering Technician works with environmental engineers and scientists to implement strategies to protect the environment and mitigate environmental pollution. Addresses hazardous waste disposal, air quality and ground water treatment; conducts lab and field research, monitors compliance with environmental regulations.

Job Outlook

There were 38 Environmental Engineering Technician job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1441 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Environmental Engineering Technician industry, which includes the Environmental Engineering Technician career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Environmental Engineering Technician jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $47,917.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $47,917.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Environmental Engineering Technician postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $36,164.

Education and Experience

Posted Environmental Engineering Technician jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree12.7%
Bachelor's Degree16.24%
Master's Degree5.07%
Doctoral Degree0.97%
Other49.48%

Posted Environmental Engineering Technician jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years76.86%
3 to 5 years17.53%
6 to 8 years3.44%
9+ years2.18%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Environmental Engineering Technician positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (46.29%)
  • Management (42.4%)
  • Detail Oriented (35.6%)
  • Mechanical Aptitude (27%)
  • Lifting Ability (21.51%)
  • Customer Service (16.59%)
  • Operations (14.57%)
  • English Language (10.9%)
  • Microsoft Excel (9.65%)
  • Research (9.65%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Hand Tools (38.24%)
  • Equipment Maintenance (43.49%)
  • Aeration Systems (30.99%)
  • Algae (41.18%)
  • Mechanised Agriculture (30.15%)
  • Water Quality (41.81%)
  • Weed Control (31.3%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Invasive Species Management (7.46%)
  • Aquatic Ecology (1.58%)
  • Data Analysis (5.67%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (4.52%)
  • Biology (6.83%)
  • Data Entry (6.3%)
  • Data Collection (6.62%)
  • Environmental Engineering (16.07%)
  • Project Management (7.67%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Aeration Systems (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Engineering Technician skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Aquatic Technician
  • Emissions Technician
  • Assessment Technician
  • Intake Technician
  • Labor Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Land Technician
  • Associate Aquatics Director
  • Piano Technician

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Engineering Technician jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Rentokil Initial (181)
  • Solitude Lake Management (87)
  • Anderson Pest Control (44)
  • Jiffy Lube (41)
  • Actalent (35)
  • Great Wolf Resorts (24)
  • Solitude (20)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (16)
  • Rite-Hite (16)
  • Cornell University (14)

North Carolina

  • Rentokil Initial (9)
  • Solitude Lake Management (6)
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (3)
  • Anderson Pest Control (3)
  • Pd Systems (2)
  • Actalent (1)
  • Cummins (1)
  • Goodridge Ltd (1)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group (1)
  • Cpi Security (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!