Hazardous materials removal workers

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Total Workforce

32.1k

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$39,870

Average Male Salary

$43,632

Average Female Salary

$27,377

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Hazardous materials removal workers are most often employed by the Waste management & remediation services industry. The average yearly wage for Hazardous materials removal workers was $39,870 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hazardous materials removal workers by wage are Solar photovoltaic installers, Prepress technicians & workers, and Opticians, dispensing.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hazardous materials removal workers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hazardous materials removal workers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Hazardous materials removal workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Waste management & remediation services is the industry that employs the most Hazardous materials removal workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Hazardous materials removal workers, by average wage, is Services incidental to transportation. Hazardous materials removal workers are paid most in Brighton Park, New City, Bridgeport & McKinley Park PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,870

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,129

In 2018, Hazardous materials removal workers earned an average of $39,870, $14,018 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Solar photovoltaic installers make somewhat more than Hazardous materials removal workers while Prepress technicians & workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Hazardous materials removal workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.307

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Hazardous materials removal workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.307, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Hazardous materials removal workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Hazardous materials removal workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Hazardous materials removal workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Hazardous materials removal workers, by number of employees, are Waste management & remediation services, General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

32.1k

2018 Workforce

± 4,398

-11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.2%

The number of people employed as Hazardous materials removal workers has been declining at a rate of -11%, from 36,045 people in 2017 to 32,091 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Hazardous materials removal workers employed by various industries. Waste management & remediation services employs the largest share of Hazardous materials removal workers at  31.2%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 17.3% and Construction with 10.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Hazardous materials removal workers in the US. The average age of male Hazardous materials removal workers in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Hazardous materials removal workers is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hazardous materials removal workers is White.

Gender Composition

24.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,855

7.43k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,116

76.9% of Hazardous materials removal workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Hazardous materials removal workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Hazardous materials removal workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

66.6% of Hazardous materials removal workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.7% of Hazardous materials removal workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Hazardous materials removal workers.

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Age by Gender

40.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.06

40.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.93

The median age of Hazardous materials removal workers is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 0.63 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Hazardous materials removal workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Hazardous materials removal workers is Business but a relatively high number of Hazardous materials removal workers hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Hazardous materials removal workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hazardous materials removal workers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Hazardous materials removal workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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