Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners among California metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,480
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$41,820
75th Percentile Wage
$59,810
90th Percentile Wage
$78,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.69
25th Percentile Wage
$16.30
50th Percentile Wage
$20.10
75th Percentile Wage
$28.75
90th Percentile Wage
$37.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.86. The median hourly salary is $20.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,820-11.91%12.22%
201546,80019.29%-
201437,770-4.69%-
201339,5407.16%-
201236,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in state of California ranges from $28,930 to $78,090. The highest paying area for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $78,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $62,170). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $28,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$78,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,180
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$54,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$53,630
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$48,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$47,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$39,130
Salinas
$38,980
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$38,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,720
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$37,340
Bakersfield-Delano
$34,190
Modesto
$30,310
Fresno
$28,930


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