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
$28,580
25th Percentile Wage
$34,950
50th Percentile Wage
$44,630
75th Percentile Wage
$63,260
90th Percentile Wage
$77,320

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 $77,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid hazardous materials removal workers is $28,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hazardous materials removal workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,630
14.97% 17.61%
2016
$37,950
3.61% -
2015
$36,580
4.43% -
2014
$34,960
1.06% -
2013
$34,590
-6.30% -
2012
$36,770
- -

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

The average salaries of hazardous materials removal workers in 16 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 electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $68,700. 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
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$68,700
Residential Building Construction
$50,900
Construction of Buildings
$49,990
Nonresidential Building Construction
$47,580
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$47,530
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$46,350
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$45,830
Building Finishing Contractors
$45,510
Specialty Trade Contractors
$43,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$43,020
Building Equipment Contractors
$40,950
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,810
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$40,440
Utility System Construction
$39,640
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$39,320
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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