Environmental Engineering Technician
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 17 Environmental Engineering Technician job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 719 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $59,020.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,661.
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 $43,270.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||42%|
|3 to 5 years||25%|
|6 to 8 years||20%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (42%)
- Writing (31%)
- Problem Solving (22%)
- Physical Abilities (21%)
- Research (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Environmental Engineering (35%)
- Air Pollution Control (17%)
- Air Quality Control (16%)
- Air Emissions (14%)
- Environmental Compliance (10%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Repair (20%)
- Project Management (18%)
- Scheduling (18%)
- Mechanical Engineering (15%)
- Calculation (14%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Air Quality Regulations (6%)
- Greenhouse Gas (6%)
- Climate Change (6%)
- Water Quality (5%)
- Hazardous Waste Management (5%)
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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Wastewater Collection (1%) – marginal value $11,200
- Water Quality (5%) – marginal value $10,712
- Clean Water Act (3%) – marginal value $6,463
- Spill Prevention, Control, And Countermeasure (SPCC) (2%) – marginal value $5,609
- Clean Air Act (10%) – marginal value $5,454
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Engineering Technician skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Air Quality Control Engineer
- Emerging Professionals Program
- Senior Air Quality Control Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer - Boiler & Air Quality Control Control Engineer - Remoter
- Environmental Field Labor
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.
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Compliance Specialist
- Water / Wastewater Engineer
- Environmental Planner / Scientist
- Civil Engineer
- Field Biologist
Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Engineering Technician jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Black & Veatch (49)
- AECOM Technology Corporation (44)
- Total Safety Incorporated (22)
- Wsp Usa (12)
- Erm Group (11)
- Research Triangle Institute (4)
- Evergreen Technologies (2)
- Hepaco (2)
- Black & Veatch (1)
- Environmental Resources Management (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!
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering Master's Degrees
- Renewable Energy Assessment and Development Graduate Certificates
- Watershed Assessment and Restoration Graduate Certificates
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