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Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary Information

The salary statistics of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 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. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,070
25th Percentile Wage
$30,120
50th Percentile Wage
$37,950
75th Percentile Wage
$49,080
90th Percentile Wage
$61,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners is $61,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,070. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% 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 septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,950
4.01% 10.36%
2016
$36,430
2.91% -
2015
$35,370
1.58% -
2014
$34,810
0.83% -
2013
$34,520
1.45% -
2012
$34,020
- -

Table 2. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in 10 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 septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $58,810. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $23,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$58,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,630
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,330
Construction
$39,200
Utilities
$35,990
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,980
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,150
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,420
Manufacturing
$23,260

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners by States

From the above tables we note that not only septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners 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 septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,650 to $54,560. The highest paying state for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $54,560. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,650. For more salary information of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$54,560
New Jersey
$53,720
Minnesota
$48,530
Illinois
$48,430
Alaska
$46,570
Connecticut
$46,060
Colorado
$45,190
Nevada
$44,430
Massachusetts
$43,350
Kentucky
$43,110
North Dakota
$43,070
Oregon
$43,070
Pennsylvania
$42,990
Ohio
$42,470
California
$41,940
Rhode Island
$40,280
Wyoming
$40,020
Wisconsin
$39,960
Utah
$39,920
Maryland
$39,810
Washington
$39,350
Nebraska
$38,500
New York
$38,170
Indiana
$38,140
Virginia
$38,060
Michigan
$38,040
New Hampshire
$37,790
Arizona
$36,840
Iowa
$36,660
Vermont
$35,600
Missouri
$35,400
Delaware
$35,240
Idaho
$34,780
Montana
$34,530
Kansas
$33,950
Georgia
$33,830
West Virginia
$33,760
Florida
$33,580
South Carolina
$33,310
Louisiana
$33,310
Tennessee
$32,900
North Carolina
$32,720
Maine
$32,050
Mississippi
$31,780
Alabama
$31,260
Texas
$31,260
Oklahoma
$30,770
South Dakota
$30,190
New Mexico
$28,220
Arkansas
$26,870
Puerto Rico
$18,650



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