The salary statistics of hazardous materials removal workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of hazardous materials removal workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The hazardous materials removal workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hazardous materials removal workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hazardous materials removal workers is $74,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,630. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of hazardous materials removal workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of hazardous materials removal workers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for hazardous materials removal workers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $53,980. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $32,490).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only hazardous materials removal workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of hazardous materials removal workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,730 to $67,250. The highest paying state for hazardous materials removal workers is Idaho with a median annual salary of $67,250. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $27,730. For more salary information of hazardous materials removal workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |