Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for hazardous materials removal workers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of hazardous materials removal workers among Illinois 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 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,000
25th Percentile Wage
$32,530
50th Percentile Wage
$40,660
75th Percentile Wage
$66,640
90th Percentile Wage
$77,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hazardous materials removal workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,000.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.54
25th Percentile Wage
$15.64
50th Percentile Wage
$19.55
75th Percentile Wage
$32.04
90th Percentile Wage
$37.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for hazardous materials removal workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.24. The median hourly salary is $19.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.54.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,6600.02%-27.23%
201540,650-4.48%-
201442,470-4.83%-
201344,520-16.19%-
201251,730--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in state of Illinois ranges from $38,470 to $40,340. The highest paying area for hazardous materials removal workers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $40,340. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $38,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$40,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$38,470



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