Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for hazardous materials removal workers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of hazardous materials removal workers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,290
25th Percentile Wage
$34,630
50th Percentile Wage
$42,790
75th Percentile Wage
$54,720
90th Percentile Wage
$75,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hazardous materials removal workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hazardous materials removal workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,790
5.33% 5.96%
2016
$40,510
4.30% -
2015
$38,770
0.23% -
2014
$38,680
2.53% -
2013
$37,700
-6.74% -
2012
$40,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in state of California ranges from $35,300 to $69,100. The highest paying area for hazardous materials removal workers in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $69,100. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $65,630). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $35,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$65,630
Stockton
$54,570
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,980
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,850
Salinas
$46,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$45,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$43,830
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$43,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$43,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$40,630
Vallejo-Fairfield
$40,390
Fresno
$40,360
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$39,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$38,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,290
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$36,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$35,300




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