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Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: NAICS 56

About the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services sector

The administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector is part of the professional and business services supersector.

The Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services sector comprises establishments performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other organizations. These essential activities are often undertaken in-house by establishments in many sectors of the economy. The establishments in this sector specialize in one or more of these support activities and provide these services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. Activities performed include: office administration, hiring and placing of personnel, document preparation and similar clerical services, solicitation, collection, security and surveillance services, cleaning, and waste disposal services.

North American Industry Classification System

The administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector consists of these subsectors:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, union membership and representation, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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May
2022
Jun.
2022
Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

9,423.7 9,453.0 (p)9,481.4 (p)9,510.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

8,298.1 8,315.7 (p)8,305.1  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Union Membership and Representation

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

4.4% 3.6% 4.0% 4.2%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

5.0% 4.5% 4.9% 5.1%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

915,860

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

607,560

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

566,690

Office clerks, general

219,590

Security guards

685,390

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours, as well as weekly earnings by union membership status, are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. This section also contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Apr.
2022
May
2022
Jun.
2022
Jul.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$25.74 $25.79 $25.69 (p)$26.04

Average weekly hours

34.9 35.6 35.9 (p)35.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Apr.
2022
May
2022
Jun.
2022
Jul.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$23.43 $23.43 $23.43 (p)$23.57

Average weekly hours

35.0 35.8 36.0 (p)35.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

$13.99 $14.23 $29,100 $29,600

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

$14.37 $14.91 $29,880 $31,010

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

$17.23 $17.11 $35,840 $35,590

Office clerks, general

$17.32 $17.94 $36,020 $37,320

Security guards

$14.70 $16.25 $30,570 $33,790

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Employee Benefits

This section presents data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer-provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefits from the National Compensation Survey. More Benefits estimates are also accessible from the Benefits database, the archived NCS publications page, and the complete Employee Benefits Excel dataset (XLSX).

Data series Access Participation
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2022 Back
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2022

Private industry

Retirement benefit plans

43 27

Defined benefit plans

4 3

Defined contribution plans

40 25

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Data series After 1 year of service After 20 years of service
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2021 Back
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2021

Mean number of vacation days for private industry workers without consolidated leave plans

7 16

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

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2022

Percent of private industry workers with access to employer-sponsored benefits

Health care

54

Paid vacation

67

Paid sick leave

65

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Employer Compensation Costs

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3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021
1st quarter
2022
2nd quarter
2022

Private industry

12-month percent change

Total compensation

4.7% 5.1% 5.8% 6.3%

Wages and salaries

5.2% 5.7% 6.4% 6.8%

3-month percent change

Total compensation

1.4% 1.3% 2.0% 1.5%

Wages and salaries

1.6% 1.5% 1.9% 1.6%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Data series Private industry
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation
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2nd quarter 2022 Back
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2nd quarter 2022

Total compensation

27.30 100.0

Wages and salaries

20.49 75.1

Total benefits

6.81 24.9

Insurance

1.74 6.4

Retirement

0.47 1.7

Paid leave

1.45 5.3

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Union Membership and Representation

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Median weekly earnings
2018 2019 2020 2021

Union membership and representation

Full-time workers

$664 $698 $726 $742

Members of unions

$711 $770 $781 $766

Represented by unions

$711 $769 $770 $767

Nonunion

$661 $694 $724 $740

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

473 508 517 432

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

Establishments

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2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021
1st quarter
2022

Number of establishments

Private industry

608,398 621,134 632,942 (p)641,891

Local government

3,401 3,404 3,401 (p)3,413

State government

541 544 543 (p)545

Federal government

152 154 151 (p)149

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: October 04, 2022