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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,700
25th Percentile Wage
$32,580
50th Percentile Wage
$41,940
75th Percentile Wage
$57,010
90th Percentile Wage
$75,720

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 $75,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,940
0.29% 12.47%
2016
$41,820
-11.91% -
2015
$46,800
19.29% -
2014
$37,770
-4.69% -
2013
$39,540
7.16% -
2012
$36,710
- -

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 $78,010. 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 $78,010. 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
$78,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$55,210
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$54,880
Stockton
$53,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,650
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$48,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$46,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$42,220
Salinas
$38,980
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$38,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$38,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,720
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$37,340
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,790
Modesto
$35,420
Bakersfield-Delano
$34,900
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$31,260
Chico
$29,830
Fresno
$28,930




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