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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Industry profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Geographic profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

National estimates for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
28,620 2.4 % $ 21.82 $ 45,390 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.09 $ 17.42 $ 21.54 $ 23.97 $ 29.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,310 $ 36,240 $ 44,810 $ 49,850 $ 61,890


Industry profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 15,110 9.44 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,250 0.15 $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,450 0.20 $ 21.92 $ 45,600
Building Equipment Contractors 1,030 0.05 $ 22.74 $ 47,310
Utility System Construction 880 0.16 $ 25.13 $ 52,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 15,110 9.44 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.31 $ 25.22 $ 52,450
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,450 0.20 $ 21.92 $ 45,600
Waste Treatment and Disposal 180 0.19 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Utility System Construction 880 0.16 $ 25.13 $ 52,270

Top paying industries for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 450 0.02 $ 25.24 $ 52,510
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.31 $ 25.22 $ 52,450
Utility System Construction 880 0.16 $ 25.13 $ 52,270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 23.64 $ 49,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $ 23.62 $ 49,130


Geographic profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,710 0.16 0.81 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Texas 2,390 0.20 0.96 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Michigan 1,470 0.36 1.78 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
New York 1,440 0.17 0.82 $ 22.36 $ 46,510
Wisconsin 1,420 0.52 2.54 $ 23.42 $ 48,710


Map of location quotient of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,420 0.52 2.54 $ 23.42 $ 48,710
Oklahoma 770 0.49 2.43 $ 18.21 $ 37,870
Wyoming 110 0.42 2.08 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Oregon 670 0.37 1.81 $ 26.40 $ 54,920
Michigan 1,470 0.36 1.78 $ 20.56 $ 42,760


Map of annual mean wages of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 70 0.13 0.64 $ 28.10 $ 58,460
New Jersey 650 0.17 0.83 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Massachusetts 780 0.23 1.13 $ 26.49 $ 55,110
Oregon 670 0.37 1.81 $ 26.40 $ 54,920
Washington 1,100 0.34 1.69 $ 25.65 $ 53,350



Map of employment of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,230 0.14 0.70 $ 25.48 $ 53,000
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 560 0.31 1.53 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.20 1.00 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 0.91 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 0.61 $ 23.82 $ 49,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 520 0.20 0.99 $ 27.38 $ 56,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.44 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.24 1.17 $ 27.37 $ 56,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 1.15 $ 25.31 $ 52,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.17 0.86 $ 34.74 $ 72,260


Map of location quotient of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 150 1.30 6.42 $ 22.81 $ 47,450
Bellingham, WA 90 1.06 5.24 $ 28.84 $ 59,980
Albany, OR 50 1.05 5.15 $ 22.65 $ 47,120
Homosassa Springs, FL 30 1.02 5.04 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
Monroe, MI 30 0.95 4.69 $ 18.98 $ 39,490
East Stroudsburg, PA 50 0.89 4.41 $ 19.86 $ 41,310
Mobile, AL 140 0.87 4.28 $ 19.74 $ 41,050
Napa, CA 60 0.83 4.09 $ 26.86 $ 55,870
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 0.78 3.86 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Muskegon, MI 40 0.76 3.75 $ 21.50 $ 44,730


Map of annual mean wages of septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.17 0.86 $ 34.74 $ 72,260
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.33 1.64 $ 31.40 $ 65,320
Joplin, MO 30 0.42 2.08 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.11 0.56 $ 29.10 $ 60,530
Bellingham, WA 90 1.06 5.24 $ 28.84 $ 59,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 250 0.22 1.10 $ 28.33 $ 58,920
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.15 0.76 $ 27.49 $ 57,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 520 0.20 0.99 $ 27.38 $ 56,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.24 1.17 $ 27.37 $ 56,930
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.37 1.83 $ 26.86 $ 55,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.09 5.35 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.79 3.90 $ 21.76 $ 45,260
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 4.08 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 4.38 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 140 0.45 2.24 $ 20.06 $ 41,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.18 5.81 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 5.64 $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 5.49 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.09 5.35 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 4.61 $ 22.00 $ 45,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 0.58 2.84 $ 25.21 $ 52,450
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 5.49 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 3.04 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.27 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.04 $ 23.11 $ 48,060


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022