Hazardous Materials Removal Workers in the United States take home approximately $16.54 per hour on average. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,895 - $102,283
(Median)
$24K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$11.84 - $25.53
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,895 - $102,283  
   
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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$25,301 - $69,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$18.96 - $40.23  
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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$25,301 - $69,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $40K. On average, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $50K on average.

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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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
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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