Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 35,500 people employed as environmental science and protection technicians, including health in the United States. The median annual salary is $47,370. Entry level employees earn approximately $30,050 per year and senior employees earn approximately $76,810 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.