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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
29,880 3.4 % $ 21.12 $ 43,930 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.23 $ 16.11 $ 19.77 $ 24.93 $ 30.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,530 $ 33,520 $ 41,120 $ 51,850 $ 63,620


Industry profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners: Top

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 17,320 10.93 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,410 0.16 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Utility System Construction 980 0.18 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.11 $ 20.15 $ 41,910
Building Equipment Contractors 610 0.03 $ 21.10 $ 43,900

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 17,320 10.93 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.40 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Utility System Construction 980 0.18 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,410 0.16 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 780 0.11 $ 20.15 $ 41,910

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)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 230 0.03 $ 24.85 $ 51,680
Utility System Construction 980 0.18 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,410 0.16 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.40 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Waste Collection 200 0.10 $ 21.50 $ 44,710


Geographic profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners: Top

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.





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)
Texas 2,140 0.18 0.82 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
California 2,070 0.13 0.59 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Ohio 1,680 0.33 1.52 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Pennsylvania 1,480 0.27 1.25 $ 22.24 $ 46,270
Florida 1,360 0.16 0.75 $ 18.40 $ 38,270




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)
Oklahoma 880 0.56 2.61 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Rhode Island 200 0.45 2.07 $ 21.74 $ 45,220
Missouri 1,180 0.44 2.04 $ 20.14 $ 41,890
Wisconsin 1,000 0.37 1.72 $ 23.58 $ 49,050
Vermont 100 0.36 1.69 $ 18.92 $ 39,360




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)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $ 51.95 $ 108,050
Nebraska 110 0.11 0.53 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Minnesota 670 0.25 1.15 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Illinois 1,000 0.18 0.83 $ 25.79 $ 53,640
New Jersey 1,200 0.32 1.48 $ 25.33 $ 52,690





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 1,610 0.18 0.85 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 0.30 1.38 $ 23.92 $ 49,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 750 0.17 0.80 $ 26.88 $ 55,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 710 0.24 1.11 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 590 0.23 1.05 $ 24.79 $ 51,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 500 0.19 0.88 $ 16.31 $ 33,920
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 440 0.25 1.16 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 1.06 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 410 0.42 1.95 $ 23.66 $ 49,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.30 1.42 $ 20.77 $ 43,200




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)
Hammond, LA 70 1.62 7.53 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Bellingham, WA 120 1.42 6.63 $ 30.31 $ 63,040
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.23 5.73 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Missoula, MT 70 1.21 5.62 $ 18.64 $ 38,760
Mobile, AL 200 1.18 5.48 $ 19.10 $ 39,740
Monroe, MI 40 1.16 5.41 $ 14.97 $ 31,130
Jacksonville, NC 50 1.12 5.20 $ 15.84 $ 32,940
East Stroudsburg, PA 50 1.03 4.81 $ 20.64 $ 42,920
Farmington, NM 40 0.96 4.48 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.94 4.36 $ 22.67 $ 47,150




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)
Joplin, MO 70 0.86 3.98 $ 34.58 $ 71,930
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.17 0.78 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Rochester, MN 30 0.30 1.40 $ 30.38 $ 63,200
Bellingham, WA 120 1.42 6.63 $ 30.31 $ 63,040
Wausau, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 29.50 $ 61,360
Racine, WI 30 0.45 2.11 $ 29.34 $ 61,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 29.17 $ 60,670
Napa, CA 60 0.90 4.20 $ 28.21 $ 58,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.23 1.06 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 750 0.17 0.80 $ 26.88 $ 55,920

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 3.62 16.86 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.79 8.32 $ 20.65 $ 42,950
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 140 0.45 2.11 $ 21.34 $ 44,390
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 2.39 $ 14.46 $ 30,090
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.72 3.37 $ 19.72 $ 41,020

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 410 3.62 16.86 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.79 8.32 $ 20.65 $ 42,950
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 6.64 $ 16.07 $ 33,430
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 1.12 5.23 $ 16.87 $ 35,080
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.05 4.88 $ 20.61 $ 42,870

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 3.68 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.61 $ 57,420
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.03 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.24 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.11 $ 22.42 $ 46,640


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021