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Environmental Health Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Environmental Health Technician"

How much does an Environmental Health Technician in the federal government get paid? $55,129.88* *Based on the 2020 average.

Environmental Health Technician was the 515th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 8 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Indian Health Service hired the most employees titled Environmental Health Technician, with an average salary of $56,576.

Government Environmental Health Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Environmental Health Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve investigating, evaluating, and providing information on sanitation practices, techniques, and methods for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and eliminating environmental health hazards. Positions in this occupation require a practical knowledge of basic environmental health concepts, principles, methods, and techniques, including survey and inspection techniques and control and eradication methods.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired an Environmental Health Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Indian Health Service 2 $56,576.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $44,446.00
Veterans Health Administration 2 $65,183.00
National Park Service 1 $59,959.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $48,670.00

Environmental Health Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Health Technician is $55,129.88. The highest paid Environmental Health Technician made $70,407 in 2020.

Common Environmental Health Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Health Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 8

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Environmental Health Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Dental Laboratory Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Budget Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Plant Protection TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Compliance Inspection and SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Environmental Health Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Health Technician was $38,280. Since then, the average pay has increased to $55,130 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0698.

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