Hazardous materials removal workers

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2019 Workforce
25k
Average Age
41.3
Estimated Job Growth
17.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$40,902
Average Male Salary
$40,439
Average Female Salary
$42,851

About

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 $40,902 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hazardous materials removal workers by wage are Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, and Parts salespersons.

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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. 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

$40,902
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,463

In 2019, Hazardous materials removal workers earned an average of $40,902, $14,622 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders make somewhat more than Hazardous materials removal workers while Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants 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

0.337
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Hazardous materials removal workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Hazardous materials removal workers

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

25k
2019 Workforce
± 3,878
-22.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 26.6%

The number of people employed as Hazardous materials removal workers has been declining at a rate of -22.2%, from 32,091 people in 2018 to 24,958 people in 2019.

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  35.1%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 18.4% and Construction with 9.15%.

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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 39.4 and of female Hazardous materials removal workers is 49.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hazardous materials removal workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,486
4.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,700

80.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

48.1% of Hazardous materials removal workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.4% of Hazardous materials removal workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

39.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.59
49.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.43

The median age of Hazardous materials removal workers is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 9.81 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 Natural Resources & Conservation.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Hazardous materials removal workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Hazardous materials removal workers are expected to see a growth of 17.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

17.1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Hazardous materials removal workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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