Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers earn an average of $15.40 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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 (?
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $42K. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $57K.

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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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