Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of hazardous materials removal workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare hazardous materials removal worker salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,350
25th Percentile Wage
$31,070
50th Percentile Wage
$37,950
75th Percentile Wage
$50,180
90th Percentile Wage
$70,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hazardous materials removal workers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hazardous materials removal workers is $70,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid hazardous materials removal workers is $26,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,9503.61%3.11%
201536,5804.43%-
201434,9601.06%-
201334,590-6.30%-
201236,770--

Compare Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of hazardous materials removal workers in ten industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for hazardous materials removal worker occupations is the painting and wall covering contractors industry with an annual salary $47,530. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $32,420). For detailed hazardous materials removal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$47,530
Building Finishing Contractors
$45,150
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$44,600
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$43,790
Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,290
Building Equipment Contractors
$38,090
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,490
Construction of Buildings
$37,440
Nonresidential Building Construction
$36,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$32,420

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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