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 metropolitan 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,240
25th Percentile Wage
$32,010
50th Percentile Wage
$39,770
75th Percentile Wage
$50,470
90th Percentile Wage
$63,210

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 $63,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.62
25th Percentile Wage
$15.39
50th Percentile Wage
$19.12
75th Percentile Wage
$24.27
90th Percentile Wage
$30.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for hazardous materials removal workers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.39. The median hourly salary is $19.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.62.

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
201639,770-8.22%6.08%
201543,0403.42%-
201441,570-3.27%-
201342,93013.00%-
201237,350--

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 $32,920 to $51,170. The highest paying area for hazardous materials removal workers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $51,170. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $45,930). The lowest paying area is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $32,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$51,170
Pittsburgh
$45,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$42,030
Philadelphia
$35,750
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,430
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$35,290
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,880
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$33,590
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$32,920



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