Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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
Geographic 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)
24,350 3.4 % $17.79 $37,010 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $13.00 $16.73 $21.60 $27.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,330 $27,030 $34,810 $44,930 $57,150


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 13,250 9.91 $16.72 $34,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,570 0.12 $20.27 $42,160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,150 0.20 $17.29 $35,960
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,040 0.05 $16.91 $35,170
Utility System Construction 870 0.19 $17.69 $36,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 13,250 9.91 $16.72 $34,780
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 170 0.34 $16.74 $34,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,150 0.20 $17.29 $35,960
Utility System Construction 870 0.19 $17.69 $36,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,570 0.12 $20.27 $42,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,570 0.12 $20.27 $42,160
Waste Collection 140 0.09 $17.85 $37,130
Waste Treatment and Disposal 90 0.10 $17.85 $37,120
Utility System Construction 870 0.19 $17.69 $36,780
Building Equipment Contractors 750 0.04 $17.65 $36,700


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,640 0.11 0.60 $20.78 $43,230
Florida 1,390 0.18 1.01 $14.35 $29,840
Pennsylvania 1,240 0.22 1.22 $19.18 $39,900
Ohio 1,220 0.23 1.30 $17.00 $35,360
Texas 1,220 0.11 0.60 $14.63 $30,420



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 140 0.50 2.80 $16.79 $34,920
Maine 270 0.46 2.55 $13.88 $28,870
Montana 180 0.42 2.30 $14.85 $30,890
Oklahoma 580 0.37 2.05 $15.34 $31,910
Idaho 190 0.31 1.69 $16.12 $33,530



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 710 0.18 1.02 $24.49 $50,930
Illinois 1,130 0.20 1.09 $23.65 $49,200
Nevada 180 0.15 0.83 $21.73 $45,190
Minnesota 710 0.26 1.44 $21.22 $44,140
Alaska 50 0.15 0.82 $20.81 $43,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.17 0.96 $23.65 $49,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.29 1.63 $21.90 $45,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.31 1.71 $19.87 $41,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.07 0.39 $21.48 $44,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.15 0.82 $17.59 $36,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.18 1.01 $21.71 $45,160
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 320 0.25 1.41 $19.88 $41,350
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 320 0.24 1.33 $19.01 $39,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 0.41 $18.19 $37,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.28 1.57 $20.80 $43,260



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.95 5.25 $13.54 $28,160
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 40 0.91 5.05 $15.71 $32,680
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 40 0.88 4.90 $16.88 $35,110
Odessa, TX 60 0.76 4.24 $15.91 $33,100
Greeley, CO 70 0.71 3.92 $18.23 $37,920
Spartanburg, SC 80 0.66 3.66 $14.10 $29,330
Duluth, MN-WI 80 0.66 3.68 $16.78 $34,910
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.64 3.57 $21.09 $43,860
Billings, MT 40 0.53 2.94 $16.95 $35,250
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 180 0.53 2.97 $18.80 $39,110



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.44 $29.77 $61,920
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 1.30 $28.14 $58,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 0.99 $26.72 $55,570
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.14 0.77 $26.31 $54,710
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.24 $54,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.41 $25.19 $52,390
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.94 $51,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 0.69 $24.78 $51,540
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 0.16 0.90 $24.04 $50,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.87 $49,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.47 2.61 $18.04 $37,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.96 $15.99 $33,250
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 3.75 $13.15 $27,360
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 2.24 $12.62 $26,250
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 3.83 $14.54 $30,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.25 6.92 $18.27 $38,010
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 4.78 $19.58 $40,730
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 4.21 $16.47 $34,250
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 4.17 $20.65 $42,940
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.72 3.97 $13.94 $28,990

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.69 $59,680
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.45 $50,860
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $44,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.65 $21.11 $43,910
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 4.17 $20.65 $42,940


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015