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Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in Arizona

Is Arizona a good place for you to work as an Environmental Science, Protection, or Health Technician?

20.4% Jobs Projection
$39,720 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in Arizona earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians Work in Arizona?

640 people worked as Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 890 Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in AZ Employment Trend

The typical state has 380 Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians working in it, which means Arizona has more Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians than average.

Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in AZ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 20.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.1%.

Job Projections for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 140 annual job openings, and a total of 1,120 jobs for Arizona Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,600 annual jobs and 38,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians ranged from $27,180 to $60,770 with $39,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.07 to $29.22. The median hourly rate was $19.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.61 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

Top Arizona Metros for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 490 $40,260
Tucson, AZ 90 $37,110

Top States for Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 5,110 $57,740
Texas 2,810 $43,040
New York 2,400 $49,240
Ohio 1,520 $44,240
Washington 1,280 $72,380
North Carolina 1,200 $40,990
Florida 1,120 $40,280
Pennsylvania 1,090 $43,430
Virginia 1,010 $40,940
Illinois 1,000 $42,330
Georgia 960 $33,070
Colorado 760 $47,520
Tennessee 750 $41,620
Michigan 710 $44,380
West Virginia 680 $41,340
New Jersey 650 $41,610
Arizona 640 $39,720
Indiana 590 $39,080
Massachusetts 540 $57,530
New Mexico 520 $46,220

Below are the states where Environmental Science, Protection, and Health Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $72,380
Rhode Island $68,850
District of Columbia $60,690
Idaho $59,040
California $57,740
Massachusetts $57,530
Maryland $56,180
Utah $55,200
Oregon $54,670
Minnesota $52,220

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Occupation AZ Employment Total
Forest and Conservation Technicians 1,320
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 1,200
Forensic Science Technicians 700

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