Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,030 3.4 % $17.63 $36,660 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.23 $12.84 $16.60 $21.48 $27.19
Annual Wage (2) $21,280 $26,700 $34,520 $44,680 $56,550


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 13,210 10.34 $16.82 $34,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.12 $19.49 $40,540
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,130 0.20 $17.29 $35,960
Building Equipment Contractors 1,030 0.06 $16.23 $33,750
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 990 0.05 $18.56 $38,590

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 13,210 10.34 $16.82 $34,980
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 140 0.30 $14.52 $30,210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,130 0.20 $17.29 $35,960
Utility System Construction 680 0.15 $17.93 $37,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.12 $19.49 $40,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,360 0.12 $19.49 $40,540
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 990 0.05 $18.56 $38,590
Waste Collection (8) (8) $18.22 $37,890
Utility System Construction 680 0.15 $17.93 $37,290
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,130 0.20 $17.29 $35,960


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)
Florida 1,570 0.21 1.16 $14.46 $30,080
California 1,430 0.10 0.54 $20.72 $43,100
Pennsylvania 1,320 0.23 1.29 $18.22 $37,900
Illinois 1,300 0.23 1.26 $23.16 $48,170
Ohio 1,270 0.25 1.37 $16.19 $33,680




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)
Wyoming 160 0.59 3.26 $16.63 $34,590
Maine 270 0.47 2.60 $14.09 $29,320
Montana 200 0.44 2.46 $14.25 $29,630
Oklahoma 550 0.35 1.93 $15.61 $32,460
Colorado 660 0.29 1.58 $18.19 $37,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 30 0.10 0.55 $26.31 $54,730
Illinois 1,300 0.23 1.26 $23.16 $48,170
New Jersey 610 0.16 0.88 $22.67 $47,160
Connecticut 180 0.11 0.62 $22.65 $47,110
Minnesota 630 0.23 1.29 $20.88 $43,430





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.21 1.18 $23.29 $48,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.27 1.47 $21.69 $45,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 410 0.32 1.76 $20.58 $42,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.42 $23.73 $49,350
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 360 0.28 1.57 $18.46 $38,390
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 350 0.29 1.58 $20.64 $42,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.43 $17.45 $36,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 0.88 $20.14 $41,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.69 $18.53 $38,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 0.99 $22.36 $46,510




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)
Casper, WY 50 1.25 6.88 $17.34 $36,070
Lake Charles, LA 100 1.11 6.14 $13.81 $28,720
Bay City, MI 40 1.05 5.82 $15.86 $32,980
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.93 5.16 $25.37 $52,770
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 90 0.89 4.89 $17.92 $37,270
Kokomo, IN 30 0.76 4.19 $13.29 $27,640
Wausau, WI 50 0.73 4.00 $19.19 $39,910
Fort Smith, AR-OK 80 0.73 4.04 $13.57 $28,220
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 140 0.71 3.93 $14.11 $29,350
Spartanburg, SC 80 0.70 3.84 $14.02 $29,170




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.57 $30.21 $62,850
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $28.83 $59,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.69 $25.96 $54,000
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.93 5.16 $25.37 $52,770
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.36 $24.84 $51,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.26 $50,460
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $23.99 $49,910
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.97 $49,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.42 $23.73 $49,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.52 $23.68 $49,250

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 160 0.58 3.21 $16.68 $34,700
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.49 2.68 $16.80 $34,950
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 4.54 $17.86 $37,140
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 5.24 $18.45 $38,370
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 8.30 $18.47 $38,420

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)
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 8.30 $18.47 $38,420
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 6.02 $16.60 $34,520
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 5.24 $18.45 $38,370
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.90 4.98 $14.08 $29,300
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 4.54 $17.86 $37,140

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.40 $57,000
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.86 $23.63 $49,150
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.05 $21.20 $44,090
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.97 $19.45 $40,450
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 2.96 $18.81 $39,130


About May 2013 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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014