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Highest Paying Industries for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

The top 70 highest paying industries for hazardous materials removal workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $67,850, state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for hazardous materials removal workers. It is followed by aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry (average annual salary $66,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of hazardous materials removal workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 70 Highest Paying Industries for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$67,850
40
2 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,700
70
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,710
160
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$61,710
160
5 Utilities
$61,480
290
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$58,050
n/a
7 Support Activities for Mining
$58,020
50
8 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$57,400
110
9 Federal government, including USPS
$55,630
550
10 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$55,630
550
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,220
830
12 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,780
550
13 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$53,700
140
14 Utility System Construction
$53,700
140
15 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$53,700
140
16 Chemical Manufacturing
$52,960
30
17 Educational Services - Local government owned
$52,600
50
18 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$52,490
50
19 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$52,490
50
20 Engineering Services
$52,320
50
21 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,920
1,650
22 Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,920
1,650
23 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,180
1,860
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$47,190
50
25 Educational Services - Privately owned
$47,190
50
26 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,100
120
27 Mining
$46,020
60
28 Educational Services
$45,500
230
29 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,400
180
30 Transportation and Warehousing
$44,050
80
31 State government, including schools and hospitals
$43,980
200
32 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$43,850
40
33 Specialized Freight Trucking
$43,700
50
34 Truck Transportation
$43,700
50
35 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$43,600
130
36 Educational Services - State government owned
$43,600
130
37 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,490
1,110
38 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$43,400
80
39 Testing Laboratories
$43,120
70
40 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,070
1,050
41 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$41,830
4,700
42 Manufacturing
$41,110
560
43 Facilities Support Services
$41,050
180
44 Building Equipment Contractors
$39,400
280
45 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$38,880
130
46 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,470
32,640
47 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,280
34,230
48 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$38,240
25,790
49 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$38,040
40
50 Machinery Manufacturing
$38,020
170
51 Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,550
1,870
52 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,070
40
53 Waste Collection
$37,060
2,150
54 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,700
1,490
55 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$36,360
30
56 Administrative and Support Services
$35,540
n/a
57 Construction
$34,960
3,860
58 Employment Services
$34,940
n/a
59 Temporary Help Services
$34,830
n/a
60 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$34,800
160
61 Wholesale Trade
$34,590
90
62 Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,550
290
63 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$34,540
260
64 Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,300
240
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$34,190
260
66 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$33,900
240
67 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$32,020
40
68 Food Manufacturing
$32,020
40
69 Construction of Buildings
$31,630
1,850
70 Nonresidential Building Construction
$30,850
1,170
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