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Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,880
25th Percentile Wage
$32,980
50th Percentile Wage
$41,400
75th Percentile Wage
$57,600
90th Percentile Wage
$75,160

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 $75,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,880. 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 179% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$41,400
1.84% 9.20%
2016
$40,640
2.34% -
2015
$39,690
2.95% -
2014
$38,520
1.53% -
2013
$37,930
0.90% -
2012
$37,590
- -

Table 2. Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of hazardous materials removal workers in 12 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $56,320. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $35,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$56,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,060
Educational Services
$45,850
Construction
$44,630
Utilities
$43,540
Mining
$41,350
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,360
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,070
Wholesale Trade
$35,430

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers by States

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 $17,830 to $69,470. The highest paying state for hazardous materials removal workers is Idaho with a median annual salary of $69,470. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,830. 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
Idaho
$69,470
New York
$66,990
Washington
$62,950
Alaska
$57,970
New Mexico
$55,960
North Dakota
$55,700
New Jersey
$55,620
Tennessee
$53,490
New Hampshire
$50,230
Hawaii
$47,110
Michigan
$46,760
Minnesota
$46,480
Montana
$46,150
Illinois
$46,120
Rhode Island
$45,930
Wyoming
$45,150
Pennsylvania
$43,750
Ohio
$43,690
Maine
$43,330
Colorado
$42,810
California
$42,790
Wisconsin
$42,040
Utah
$41,370
Massachusetts
$41,370
Iowa
$40,820
Connecticut
$40,590
Alabama
$39,990
Indiana
$39,400
Oregon
$38,940
Vermont
$38,890
Kentucky
$38,780
Georgia
$38,670
Nevada
$38,490
Maryland
$37,680
Nebraska
$37,600
Oklahoma
$37,290
Delaware
$37,000
District of Columbia
$36,470
Virginia
$36,280
Kansas
$36,140
South Dakota
$35,620
Louisiana
$35,100
West Virginia
$35,080
Mississippi
$35,030
Texas
$34,790
Arizona
$34,650
Florida
$34,620
Missouri
$32,710
North Carolina
$29,580
South Carolina
$29,090
Arkansas
$28,020
Guam
$25,890
Puerto Rico
$17,830



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