Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,690 3.9 % $17.05 $35,470 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.17 $12.60 $16.03 $20.53 $25.53
Annual Wage (2) $21,160 $26,200 $33,350 $42,710 $53,110


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 12,140 $15.81 $32,890
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,980 $18.88 $39,270
Building Equipment Contractors 1,530 (8) (8)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,280 $16.02 $33,330
Utility System Construction 870 $15.97 $33,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) $19.10 $39,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,980 $18.88 $39,270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) $17.81 $37,040
Waste Treatment and Disposal 400 $17.32 $36,030
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,280 $16.02 $33,330


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 220 $17.85 $37,130 0.774
Montana 260 $15.43 $32,080 0.603
Vermont 140 $15.00 $31,190 0.487
Alaska 140 $19.37 $40,280 0.456
Oklahoma 570 $13.89 $28,900 0.371

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Connecticut 280 $22.40 $46,600 0.171
New Jersey 1,030 $22.14 $46,050 0.266
Oregon 410 $21.17 $44,040 0.255
Massachusetts 690 $21.11 $43,900 0.217
California 2,310 $20.56 $42,760 0.159


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 80 $17.73 $36,880 1.167
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 50 $18.30 $38,050 1.083
Wausau, WI 70 $17.76 $36,930 0.996
Madera, CA 30 $13.51 $28,100 0.883
Greeley, CO 50 $15.73 $32,720 0.634

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) $26.38 $54,860 (8)
New Haven, CT 70 $26.20 $54,500 0.242
Napa, CA 40 $25.65 $53,350 0.631
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) $25.58 $53,200 (8)
Barnstable Town, MA (8) $25.47 $52,980 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010