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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,630
25th Percentile Wage
$32,250
50th Percentile Wage
$40,640
75th Percentile Wage
$56,210
90th Percentile Wage
$74,160

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 $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.

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
201640,6402.34%7.50%
201539,6902.95%-
201438,5201.53%-
201337,9300.90%-
201237,590--

Table 2. Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary by Industry Sector

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
$53,980
Utilities
$50,720
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,680
Manufacturing
$48,550
Educational Services
$45,090
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,540
Construction
$37,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,160
Wholesale Trade
$32,490

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 $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
Idaho
$67,250
New York
$67,220
Washington
$58,650
New Mexico
$58,140
Alaska
$57,540
Minnesota
$55,980
North Dakota
$53,550
District of Columbia
$51,230
New Jersey
$51,060
New Hampshire
$49,820
Tennessee
$49,770
Rhode Island
$47,910
Hawaii
$45,990
Michigan
$45,020
Montana
$44,350
Wisconsin
$43,990
Ohio
$43,640
Connecticut
$42,930
Indiana
$42,290
Colorado
$41,480
Maine
$41,420
Illinois
$40,660
Utah
$40,580
California
$40,510
Pennsylvania
$39,770
Georgia
$39,590
Massachusetts
$38,840
Vermont
$38,580
Wyoming
$38,130
Kansas
$37,970
Iowa
$37,610
Nevada
$37,580
Missouri
$36,840
Delaware
$36,640
Nebraska
$36,340
Oklahoma
$36,210
South Dakota
$36,120
West Virginia
$36,050
Maryland
$35,510
Oregon
$35,350
Arizona
$34,660
Louisiana
$34,340
Virginia
$33,670
Texas
$33,550
Florida
$32,990
Kentucky
$32,070
North Carolina
$31,740
South Carolina
$31,370
Alabama
$29,970
Mississippi
$28,980
Arkansas
$27,730


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