Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
24,350 3.2 % $17.05 $35,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $12.82 $16.14 $20.50 $25.32
Annual Wage (2) $21,410 $26,670 $33,570 $42,630 $52,660


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 13,030 10.93 $15.97 $33,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,360 0.13 $19.05 $39,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,060 0.20 $16.64 $34,620
Building Equipment Contractors 840 0.05 $17.44 $36,280
Utility System Construction 600 0.16 $15.95 $33,180

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 13,030 10.93 $15.97 $33,210
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 140 0.30 $15.89 $33,050
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,060 0.20 $16.64 $34,620
Utility System Construction 600 0.16 $15.95 $33,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,360 0.13 $19.05 $39,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $21.01 $43,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,360 0.13 $19.05 $39,630
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $19.04 $39,600
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 70 0.04 $18.28 $38,020
Building Equipment Contractors 840 0.05 $17.44 $36,280


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 2,160 0.15 0.80 $19.70 $40,980
Ohio 1,220 0.25 1.30 $15.86 $32,980
Pennsylvania 1,220 0.22 1.16 $17.61 $36,630
New York 1,200 0.14 0.75 $17.79 $37,000
New Jersey 970 0.26 1.34 $22.53 $46,860




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 320 0.76 3.99 $14.82 $30,820
Wyoming 160 0.60 3.15 $16.39 $34,090
Oklahoma 550 0.37 1.95 $14.09 $29,310
New Mexico 260 0.33 1.74 $12.40 $25,790
Indiana 810 0.30 1.55 $16.08 $33,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 270 0.17 0.90 $23.09 $48,020
New Jersey 970 0.26 1.34 $22.53 $46,860
Illinois 920 0.17 0.87 $21.04 $43,760
Massachusetts 710 0.23 1.19 $20.73 $43,120
Oregon 220 0.14 0.74 $20.54 $42,730

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 570 0.11 0.60 $22.01 $45,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.63 $24.91 $51,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.22 1.17 $18.71 $38,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 390 0.32 1.65 $20.08 $41,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 390 0.31 1.60 $16.12 $33,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.51 $17.07 $35,500
Baltimore-Towson, MD 350 0.28 1.47 $17.80 $37,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 330 0.27 1.42 $18.78 $39,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 0.95 $21.87 $45,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 280 0.21 1.09 $21.16 $44,010




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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 70 1.52 7.91 $19.07 $39,670
Muncie, IN 50 1.08 5.62 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 0.79 4.10 $15.32 $31,860
Missoula, MT 40 0.76 3.97 $17.48 $36,360
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.71 3.70 $18.43 $38,330
Tulsa, OK 260 0.63 3.31 $13.79 $28,680
Greeley, CO 50 0.61 3.16 $16.12 $33,520
Sheboygan, WI 30 0.58 3.01 $17.93 $37,290
Bismarck, ND 30 0.55 2.86 $18.56 $38,600
Lynchburg, VA 50 0.54 2.84 $14.40 $29,950




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Haven, CT 100 0.36 1.90 $26.43 $54,980
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $25.47 $52,970
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 1.10 $25.21 $52,430
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $25.06 $52,130
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.63 $24.91 $51,810
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.82 $49,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.22 $23.73 $49,360
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 1.07 $23.30 $48,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.06 $47,970
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 0.85 $22.96 $47,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 4.95 $16.71 $34,760
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.80 9.38 $12.61 $26,230
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 4.51 $16.89 $35,130
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 1.96 $14.63 $30,430
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 4.00 $14.89 $30,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.85 9.63 $15.69 $32,640
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.80 9.38 $12.61 $26,230
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.62 8.48 $15.43 $32,100
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 4.95 $16.71 $34,760
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 4.51 $16.89 $35,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.07 $19.51 $40,580
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 3.42 $18.09 $37,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.12 0.64 $17.82 $37,070
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 4.07 $17.43 $36,260
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,210


About May 2010 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011