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 amongst California cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,280
25th Percentile Wage
$33,710
50th Percentile Wage
$40,510
75th Percentile Wage
$50,900
90th Percentile Wage
$71,080

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 $71,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.60
25th Percentile Wage
$16.21
50th Percentile Wage
$19.47
75th Percentile Wage
$24.47
90th Percentile Wage
$34.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for hazardous materials removal workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.18. The median hourly salary is $19.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of hazardous materials removal workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,5104.30%0.67%
201538,7700.23%-
201438,6802.53%-
201337,700-6.74%-
201240,240--

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 $35,930 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 $35,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$65,630
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,930
Fresno
$44,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$41,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$40,720
Vallejo-Fairfield
$40,720
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$39,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$38,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,290
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$36,620
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$35,930



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