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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,150
25th Percentile Wage
$28,860
50th Percentile Wage
$36,430
75th Percentile Wage
$46,960
90th Percentile Wage
$59,290

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 $59,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,150. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 156% 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 septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,4302.91%6.62%
201535,3701.58%-
201434,8100.83%-
201334,5201.45%-
201234,020--

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 6 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $42,210. The lowest paying sector is the utilities sector (annual salary $32,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,560
Construction
$37,150
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,500
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,150
Utilities
$32,200

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 $49,450. The highest paying state for septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners is Illinois with a median annual salary of $49,450. 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
Illinois
$49,450
New Jersey
$49,010
Alaska
$46,570
Hawaii
$46,470
Nevada
$45,750
Minnesota
$45,090
Pennsylvania
$42,260
California
$41,820
Oregon
$41,710
North Dakota
$41,330
Ohio
$40,470
Rhode Island
$40,050
Massachusetts
$38,940
Colorado
$38,850
Kansas
$37,370
Virginia
$37,340
New York
$37,220
Michigan
$37,210
Indiana
$37,100
Connecticut
$37,080
Wyoming
$36,470
Arizona
$36,460
Washington
$36,370
Utah
$36,160
New Hampshire
$36,090
Kentucky
$36,030
Maryland
$35,550
Wisconsin
$35,450
Idaho
$34,800
Montana
$34,580
Missouri
$34,170
Nebraska
$34,090
Maine
$33,780
Tennessee
$33,140
Louisiana
$32,910
Georgia
$32,650
North Carolina
$32,570
Vermont
$32,410
Oklahoma
$32,080
Mississippi
$31,260
South Carolina
$31,250
New Mexico
$30,930
West Virginia
$30,750
Texas
$30,460
Florida
$30,360
Iowa
$29,980
Alabama
$29,530
South Dakota
$29,420
Arkansas
$24,750
Puerto Rico
$18,650



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