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Pollution Control Technologist

Pollution control technologists conduct inspections, tests and field investigations to determine the extent of existing air, water or soil contamination and find ways to control and prevent contamination.

Also Known As

Air Quality Specialist, Biological Sciences Technician/Technologist, Environmental Technician/Technologist, Laboratory Technician/Technologist, Water Quality Specialist

Regulated Occupation

Wage and Salary

For more information see  ASET's annual salary survey.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in this occupational group earned on average from $19.64 to $32.83 an hour. The overall average was $23.77 an hour.

Average Hours Worked (per week)38.8
Overall Average Wage (per hour)$23.77
Overall Average Salary (annual)*, Alberta$47,511.00

* Rounded to the nearest dollar

Hourly Wage

(For full-time and part-time employees)

Wages*Low (5th percentile)High (95th percentile)AverageMedianData Reliability
Starting$15.75$35.72$19.64$17.00
Overall$18.27$45.09$23.77$19.49B
Top$22.82$53.15$32.83$26.44

* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

Skills Shortage

% of Employers that Recruited in the Last Two Years47%
% of Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties11%
% of Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over Four Months3%
2015 Vacancy RateN/A

Industry Information

The following is a list of industries within the specific occupation.

IndustryAverage Salary
Public Administration$75,515.00
Educational Services$62,634.00
Manufacturing$58,656.00
ALBERTA, ALL INDUSTRIES$47,511.00
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services$43,052.00

Notes

In some instances, anomalies have occurred as a result of the occurrence of outliers or employers not responding to all the survey questions. In most cases, the inconsistency is fairly small and within the margin of error for the survey. For some occupations, outliers have been suppressed and the averages have been recalculated. For some wage levels for other occupations the information has been entirely suppressed. N/A is listed in instances where no information is available.

These wage estimates include employees in companies which were believed to have 8 or more employees, from the public and private sector and include full and part-time employees. Average wages were weighted by the number of employees and post-stratification employer weighting.


The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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