Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.40 per hour. Most Hazardous Materials Removal Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,570 - $100,671
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$100K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$9.99 - $23.62
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$21,570 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,507 - $61,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $23.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.23 - $36.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,507 - $61,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

  • Follow safety regulations or federal laws regarding disposal methods.
  • Identify, remove, and transport materials that are ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $57K.

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Hazardous Materials Removal Worker in Westborough:
"Didn't realize the pay was so low."
You need more than an AS degree to progress further. As with everything I guess.

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Experience Affects Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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