Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,660
25th Percentile Wage
$36,220
50th Percentile Wage
$43,750
75th Percentile Wage
$53,980
90th Percentile Wage
$64,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hazardous materials removal workers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,750
9.10% 14.63%
2016
$39,770
-8.22% -
2015
$43,040
3.42% -
2014
$41,570
-3.27% -
2013
$42,930
13.00% -
2012
$37,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hazardous materials removal workers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $32,330 to $48,910. The highest paying area for hazardous materials removal workers in Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $48,910. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $46,960). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$48,910
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$46,410
Philadelphia
$43,370
Newark-Union
$41,960
Lancaster
$41,330
State College
$41,320
York-Hanover
$38,930
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,690
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$37,200
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$37,180
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,430
Reading
$35,130
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,880
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$33,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,330




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