Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
26,320 3.6 % $18.69 $38,870 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $13.87 $17.51 $22.58 $28.51
Annual Wage (2) $23,150 $28,860 $36,430 $46,960 $59,290


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 13,790 9.85 $17.28 $35,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,340 0.14 $21.17 $44,030
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,480 0.23 $18.55 $38,590
Building Equipment Contractors 900 0.05 $19.88 $41,340
Utility System Construction 830 0.17 $20.17 $41,960

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 13,790 9.85 $17.28 $35,950
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 170 0.34 $18.08 $37,600
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,480 0.23 $18.55 $38,590
Waste Treatment and Disposal 200 0.21 $19.40 $40,350
Utility System Construction 830 0.17 $20.17 $41,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.87 $51,740
Waste Collection (8) (8) $22.86 $47,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,340 0.14 $21.17 $44,030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 190 0.03 $20.46 $42,560
Utility System Construction 830 0.17 $20.17 $41,960


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)
California 2,010 0.13 0.67 $23.07 $47,990
Texas 1,970 0.17 0.89 $15.97 $33,230
Florida 1,470 0.18 0.95 $15.72 $32,700
New York 1,410 0.15 0.82 $18.37 $38,200
Ohio 1,360 0.26 1.36 $19.10 $39,740




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 260 0.57 3.06 $17.06 $35,490
Wyoming 100 0.38 2.01 $18.24 $37,940
Maine 200 0.34 1.79 $16.90 $35,160
South Carolina 640 0.32 1.71 $15.28 $31,790
Oklahoma 510 0.32 1.73 $15.76 $32,790




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 950 0.24 1.28 $25.28 $52,580
Illinois 790 0.13 0.72 $23.56 $49,000
Alaska 40 0.12 0.63 $23.15 $48,150
California 2,010 0.13 0.67 $23.07 $47,990
Nevada 110 0.08 0.45 $22.94 $47,710





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.13 0.68 $21.24 $44,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.31 1.63 $21.97 $45,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.63 $24.73 $51,440
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.42 2.21 $21.18 $44,050
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.34 1.80 $27.53 $57,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 330 0.13 0.68 $18.43 $38,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 300 0.10 0.55 $14.35 $29,850
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 1.48 $24.52 $50,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.11 0.59 $19.88 $41,340
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 270 0.26 1.39 $22.78 $47,380




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)
Odessa, TX 60 0.86 4.57 $18.83 $39,170
Pueblo, CO 40 0.73 3.89 $17.71 $36,830
Danbury, CT 60 0.71 3.81 $24.12 $50,170
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.68 3.62 $22.62 $47,050
Panama City, FL 60 0.68 3.65 $13.77 $28,630
Worcester, MA-CT 180 0.65 3.46 $20.98 $43,640
Billings, MT 60 0.65 3.46 $17.42 $36,220
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 0.62 3.32 $12.44 $25,880
Greeley, CO 60 0.61 3.24 $20.54 $42,720
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 150 0.56 3.01 $20.47 $42,570