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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
27,090 3.2 % $19.97 $41,530 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.45 $15.10 $18.74 $24.06 $29.48
Annual Wage (2) $25,900 $31,410 $38,970 $50,050 $61,320


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 15,720 10.48 $19.03 $39,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,670 0.14 $22.00 $45,760
Building Equipment Contractors 920 0.04 $21.62 $44,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 830 0.12 $19.01 $39,540
Utility System Construction 690 0.13 $19.34 $40,230

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 15,720 10.48 $19.03 $39,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,670 0.14 $22.00 $45,760
Utility System Construction 690 0.13 $19.34 $40,230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 830 0.12 $19.01 $39,540
Waste Collection 110 0.06 $19.25 $40,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $23.22 $48,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,670 0.14 $22.00 $45,760
Building Equipment Contractors 920 0.04 $21.62 $44,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $21.52 $44,760
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 200 0.03 $21.03 $43,740


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 2,460 0.14 0.77 $21.23 $44,160
New York 1,560 0.17 0.89 $20.24 $42,090
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.25 1.33 $21.88 $45,520
Florida 1,390 0.16 0.86 $18.22 $37,890
Texas 1,350 0.11 0.60 $15.85 $32,960




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)
Montana 250 0.55 2.91 $17.36 $36,110
Wyoming 110 0.40 2.13 $21.25 $44,190
Oklahoma 550 0.35 1.85 $15.24 $31,710
Colorado 920 0.35 1.88 $22.75 $47,320
Idaho 240 0.34 1.80 $15.34 $31,900




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 880 0.22 1.16 $26.95 $56,060
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,370
Illinois 840 0.14 0.75 $24.08 $50,090
Massachusetts 880 0.25 1.32 $23.93 $49,770
Oregon 390 0.21 1.12 $23.01 $47,860





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,580 0.17 0.89 $23.95 $49,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 790 0.28 1.48 $22.95 $47,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 610 0.13 0.70 $24.72 $51,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 590 0.10 0.52 $21.62 $44,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 480 0.17 0.93 $23.71 $49,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 420 0.16 0.87 $18.51 $38,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 380 0.16 0.84 $25.84 $53,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.19 0.99 $22.68 $47,170
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.24 1.30 $26.30 $54,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.18 0.97 $21.72 $45,170




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)
Greeley, CO 210 2.02 10.78 $19.89 $41,360
Monroe, MI 50 1.34 7.18 $13.95 $29,020
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 4.72 $26.20 $54,500
Farmington, NM 40 0.79 4.22 $16.15 $33,600
Pueblo, CO 50 0.78 4.19 $18.00 $37,440
Fayetteville, NC 100 0.75 3.99 $12.20 $25,380
Lima, OH 40 0.72 3.84 $22.35 $46,480
Bakersfield, CA 220 0.72 3.84 $17.84 $37,100
Asheville, NC 130 0.65 3.49 $18.53 $38,550
Missoula, MT 40 0.63 3.37 $16.67 $34,670