Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal.

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NAICS 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 114,500 100.00% $15.71 $19.00 $39,520 5.7 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 8,760 7.65% $38.81 $39.36 $81,880 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 480 0.42% $56.42 $60.48 $125,810 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,730 2.38% $33.46 $38.48 $80,030 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 0.08% $33.04 $35.92 $74,720 4.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 380 0.33% $28.89 $33.48 $69,630 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 0.07% $32.04 $31.50 $65,520 8.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 620 0.54% $33.83 $35.79 $74,430 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 0.19% $33.23 $34.29 $71,330 7.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 140 0.12% $35.77 $36.57 $76,060 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 650 0.57% $39.85 $37.30 $77,570 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 530 0.46% $45.21 $46.76 $97,270 2.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,620 2.29% $27.99 $28.84 $59,980 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 0.25% $30.19 $29.39 $61,120 7.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 290 0.25% $28.16 $27.77 $57,770 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 0.10% $30.20 $28.88 $60,070 7.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 0.03% $29.51 $29.84 $62,080 5.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 0.20% $31.27 $29.31 $60,960 9.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 0.07% $45.59 $44.60 $92,760 9.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 780 0.68% $24.86 $25.52 $53,090 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 0.10% $18.93 $19.62 $40,800 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 0.08% $29.18 $30.32 $63,080 7.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 0.06% $30.63 $28.71 $59,710 4.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,020 3.51% $35.96 $34.79 $72,370 3.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 160 0.14% $40.51 $37.28 $77,540 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 0.08% $38.91 $38.43 $79,930 3.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 340 0.30% $32.24 $32.78 $68,190 1.6 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 650 0.57% $35.12 $35.56 $73,970 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 0.07% $21.86 $25.23 $52,480 4.2 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 440 0.38% $27.68 $27.56 $57,320 4.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,080 1.82% $22.90 $24.58 $51,130 5.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 470 0.41% $32.10 $30.83 $64,120 12.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 590 0.52% $25.28 $26.61 $55,360 4.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 0.03% $28.05 $28.69 $59,670 7.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 0.08% $14.51 $15.18 $31,570 3.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 510 0.45% $17.79 $18.18 $37,820 2.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 30 0.03% $43.75 $52.37 $108,930 7.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 110 0.10% $30.47 $30.57 $63,580 5.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.04% $31.42 $31.03 $64,530 6.6 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 300 0.26% $27.18 $27.69 $57,600 5.2 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 240 0.21% $24.30 $25.79 $53,650 3.2 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 470 0.41% $13.55 $17.46 $36,320 13.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 120 0.10% $24.59 $25.52 $53,090 10.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 0.25% $10.06 $13.34 $27,750 12.1 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 840 0.73% $9.10 $10.47 $21,780 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 0.52% $8.55 $9.84 $20,470 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40 0.03% $9.83 $10.22 $21,250 6.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,640 3.18% $19.80 $21.48 $44,690 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 0.20% $27.46 $32.52 $67,630 6.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 280 0.24% $8.08 $8.51 $17,710 3.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 780 0.68% $23.35 $25.06 $52,130 2.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 0.72% $20.36 $20.73 $43,120 3.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 140 0.12% $23.57 $26.36 $54,820 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 0.03% $11.46 $12.69 $26,400 8.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14,150 12.36% $12.79 $14.27 $29,680 3.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 0.99% $19.38 $21.30 $44,310 6.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 490 0.43% $12.82 $13.59 $28,270 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 590 0.52% $12.40 $12.78 $26,570 1.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,290 1.13% $13.30 $14.25 $29,630 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 0.20% $14.32 $14.30 $29,750 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 0.10% $26.06 $25.77 $53,600 7.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,370 2.07% $12.35 $13.11 $27,270 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 0.09% $10.39 $11.40 $23,700 6.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 0.10% $11.22 $12.01 $24,990 4.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 0.11% $15.19 $16.60 $34,530 5.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 0.48% $10.58 $10.63 $22,110 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 580 0.51% $12.98 $14.08 $29,280 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 0.18% $26.42 $24.19 $50,320 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 470 0.41% $12.40 $14.03 $29,170 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 130 0.11% $10.78 $12.45 $25,900 5.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 390 0.34% $10.43 $11.04 $22,970 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 840 0.73% $17.23 $18.34 $38,140 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,170 1.02% $11.90 $12.30 $25,580 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (6) (6) $9.76 $9.75 $20,290 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 310 0.27% $11.23 $12.09 $25,150 4.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,330 2.03% $10.92 $11.96 $24,880 3.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9,250 8.08% $18.79 $19.42 $40,400 4.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 880 0.77% $24.49 $26.67 $55,480 4.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 320 0.28% $11.34 $12.60 $26,220 10.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,840 1.61% $15.36 $16.34 $33,990 3.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 430 0.38% $24.58 $23.61 $49,110 2.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 0.05% $24.07 $21.24 $44,180 7.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 0.15% $25.59 $24.87 $51,740 7.7 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 4,780 4.17% $21.67 $19.70 $40,980 5.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 120 0.10% $12.78 $13.24 $27,530 3.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9,070 7.92% $16.25 $18.01 $37,450 6.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 510 0.45% $23.91 $24.54 $51,040 2.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 0.06% $15.93 $16.13 $33,560 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,670 1.46% $16.24 $17.07 $35,510 2.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 490 0.43% $15.62 $17.89 $37,210 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 0.03% $13.87 $13.96 $29,040 3.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 30 0.03% $27.44 $22.22 $46,210 26.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 0.11% $13.76 $16.71 $34,750 6.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,150 3.62% $16.17 $17.84 $37,110 6.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 0.04% $22.07 $20.89 $43,450 9.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,070 0.93% $12.36 $13.45 $27,970 2.7 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,280 5.48% $17.99 $19.86 $41,310 9.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 980 0.86% $27.53 $26.34 $54,780 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) (6) $8.28 $8.40 $17,460 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 580 0.51% $13.60 $14.58 $30,330 6.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 140 0.12% $22.19 $22.26 $46,290 3.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 470 0.41% $27.45 $27.80 $57,830 7.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,660 1.45% $14.55 $15.56 $32,370 3.5 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (6) (6) $19.99 $20.30 $42,230 9.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.05% $12.86 $12.81 $26,640 6.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.03% $10.52 $14.43 $30,010 27.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 0.04% $16.90 $16.72 $34,770 4.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 51,970 45.39% $13.61 $14.57 $30,300 1.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 380 0.33% $17.16 $18.69 $38,860 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,220 1.94% $21.49 $22.10 $45,970 1.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 0.05% $14.37 $13.78 $28,660 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 15,350 13.41% $14.54 $15.51 $32,250 1.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,460 1.28% $13.64 $13.77 $28,630 5.5 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 40 0.03% $17.72 $18.11 $37,670 6.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (6) (6) $9.37 $11.99 $24,940 13.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 330 0.29% $15.30 $17.05 $35,470 5.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 450 0.39% $13.83 $14.36 $29,860 2.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,750 2.40% $13.37 $14.15 $29,440 1.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 40 0.03% $10.26 $9.81 $20,410 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,500 3.06% $9.34 $9.78 $20,340 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 0.08% $9.90 $9.72 $20,220 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (6) (6) $8.99 $9.16 $19,060 8.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 23,890 20.86% $13.33 $14.22 $29,580 1.7 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (6) (6) $17.32 $17.13 $35,630 8.1 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: January 14, 2004

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