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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
29,750 3.4 % $20.56 $42,760 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.77 $15.54 $19.17 $24.56 $30.11
Annual Wage (2) $26,550 $32,320 $39,870 $51,080 $62,640


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 17,700 11.15 $19.71 $41,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,130 0.15 $22.30 $46,390
Building Equipment Contractors 900 0.04 $21.87 $45,480
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 820 0.12 $19.81 $41,210
Utility System Construction 740 0.13 $22.46 $46,720

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 17,700 11.15 $19.71 $41,000
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 200 0.38 $19.96 $41,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,130 0.15 $22.30 $46,390
Utility System Construction 740 0.13 $22.46 $46,720
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 820 0.12 $19.81 $41,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 740 0.13 $22.46 $46,720
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 180 0.01 $22.39 $46,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,130 0.15 $22.30 $46,390
Building Equipment Contractors 900 0.04 $21.87 $45,480
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $20.54 $42,730


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 2,570 0.15 0.73 $22.57 $46,950
Texas 1,690 0.14 0.67 $16.67 $34,680
Ohio 1,640 0.30 1.48 $21.64 $45,020
New York 1,570 0.16 0.81 $20.82 $43,310
Florida 1,420 0.16 0.80 $19.13 $39,790




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)
Oklahoma 800 0.49 2.43 $15.64 $32,530
Rhode Island 190 0.39 1.94 $20.77 $43,210
Missouri 1,110 0.39 1.95 $19.80 $41,180
Montana 160 0.34 1.66 $16.46 $34,240
Wisconsin 930 0.32 1.59 $22.68 $47,170




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 890 0.22 1.07 $27.97 $58,180
Nebraska 180 0.18 0.90 $25.58 $53,200
Massachusetts 860 0.24 1.17 $25.36 $52,750
Illinois 960 0.16 0.79 $24.31 $50,570
Minnesota 690 0.24 1.18 $23.74 $49,390





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 1,660 0.17 0.85 $24.44 $50,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 770 0.27 1.32 $23.17 $48,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 690 0.15 0.73 $25.34 $52,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 620 0.22 1.09 $24.84 $51,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 0.93 $15.77 $32,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.32 1.60 $18.77 $39,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 420 0.31 1.51 $20.35 $42,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 420 0.21 1.02 $23.83 $49,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 1.03 $25.78 $53,620
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 410 0.39 1.91 $22.40 $46,590




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 180 1.67 8.27 $19.88 $41,360
Monroe, MI 50 1.33 6.56 $14.34 $29,830
Farmington, NM 50 1.04 5.12 $16.31 $33,930
Missoula, MT 60 0.99 4.88 $17.59 $36,580
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.88 4.34 $30.67 $63,800
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.85 4.18 $16.84 $35,020
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 140 0.85 4.17 $16.62 $34,580
Bellingham, WA 70 0.81 3.99 $24.64 $51,260
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 90 0.79 3.90 $21.03 $43,750
Joplin, MO 60 0.76 3.74 $32.20 $66,990