Earnings for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in the United States come in at around $16.45 per hour on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers who answered the questionnaire are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,786 - $101,868
$24K
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MEDIAN: $40,963
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$11.74 - $25.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,786 - $101,868  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$24,987 - $68,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$24,987 - $68,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

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

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $49K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Hazardous Materials Removal Worker?

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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Key Stats for Hazardous Materials Removal Worker

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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