Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 562100 - Waste Collection


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 562100 - Waste Collection.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 562100 - Waste Collection is part of: NAICS 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services.

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NAICS 562100 - Waste Collection

All 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)
00-0000 All Occupations 141,890 100.00% $15.74 $17.76 $36,940 0.9 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,350 3.07% $39.37 $45.79 $95,240 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 0.11% $69.55 $72.28 $150,340 7.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,750 1.94% $39.47 $46.25 $96,200 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 260 0.18% $40.09 $45.56 $94,760 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 0.11% $29.51 $31.75 $66,030 5.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 0.21% $42.62 $44.35 $92,240 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 0.02% $36.33 $41.35 $86,010 8.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 480 0.34% $38.00 $40.72 $84,690 4.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 0.07% $37.73 $39.11 $81,340 8.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,340 0.94% $26.31 $29.16 $60,650 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (8) (8) $36.25 $33.12 $68,880 6.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.04% $23.60 $24.32 $50,590 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 0.04% $20.05 $22.88 $47,580 6.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 0.03% $24.89 $26.12 $54,340 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 0.02% $22.08 $21.69 $45,120 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 0.03% $25.51 $28.37 $59,010 5.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) (8) $31.47 $32.89 $68,410 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 400 0.28% $24.46 $26.01 $54,110 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 0.39% $28.60 $32.73 $68,070 7.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) (8) $23.01 $24.82 $51,630 11.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 130 0.09% $26.83 $28.58 $59,440 4.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 0.04% $22.16 $27.12 $56,420 11.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 160 0.11% $29.22 $29.81 $62,000 6.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 0.06% $29.52 $28.73 $59,760 5.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 150 0.11% $19.28 $20.11 $41,820 8.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) (8) $14.57 $16.22 $33,740 13.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40 0.03% $28.44 $30.77 $64,010 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 0.03% $30.09 $32.15 $66,860 6.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 110 0.08% $33.51 $32.60 $67,810 2.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 110 0.08% $33.61 $32.69 $68,000 2.4 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (8) (8) $9.55 $9.81 $20,400 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $9.65 $9.88 $20,550 5.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 240 0.17% $10.87 $11.35 $23,600 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 180 0.13% $10.33 $10.79 $22,440 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.04% $11.58 $12.01 $24,980 5.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,920 2.76% $22.99 $28.39 $59,050 9.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 0.16% $30.88 $36.97 $76,900 7.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,410 1.70% $22.73 $28.46 $59,190 14.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 0.05% $39.80 $35.03 $72,870 14.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,090 0.77% $22.31 $27.38 $56,940 5.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 0.04% $18.89 $18.83 $39,170 6.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,770 11.82% $14.22 $15.17 $31,540 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 0.68% $22.46 $23.73 $49,350 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 460 0.32% $15.23 $15.67 $32,600 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 690 0.49% $14.88 $15.25 $31,710 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,000 1.41% $15.15 $15.95 $33,170 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 0.17% $16.32 $16.46 $34,230 3.7 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.06% $15.81 $16.09 $33,460 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,620 1.85% $13.86 $14.37 $29,890 1.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 0.04% $14.28 $14.82 $30,830 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 0.06% $16.63 $17.52 $36,440 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 0.38% $11.52 $11.61 $24,150 5.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,480 1.04% $15.88 $17.20 $35,780 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 0.18% $16.73 $17.75 $36,930 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 60 0.04% $13.19 $13.53 $28,150 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 630 0.44% $12.60 $13.39 $27,860 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 0.56% $19.67 $21.07 $43,830 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,360 1.66% $13.23 $13.54 $28,150 2.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 0.04% $13.65 $13.37 $27,810 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,190 2.25% $11.74 $12.11 $25,190 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 160 0.11% $14.49 $14.96 $31,120 2.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 50 0.04% $13.76 $13.37 $27,800 9.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,030 2.84% $17.29 $17.91 $37,250 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 0.18% $27.41 $27.55 $57,290 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 330 0.23% $16.44 $16.70 $34,730 6.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,030 0.73% $17.16 $18.63 $38,740 4.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 2,100 1.48% $17.15 $16.88 $35,120 3.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 90 0.06% $11.98 $12.57 $26,150 5.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,760 6.17% $18.11 $18.92 $39,350 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 710 0.50% $28.45 $28.67 $59,640 1.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 140 0.10% $15.28 $16.02 $33,330 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,410 3.81% $18.53 $19.13 $39,780 0.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 0.18% $19.70 $20.81 $43,280 5.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 0.04% $14.34 $16.22 $33,730 8.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) (8) $18.72 $19.00 $39,520 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,220 0.86% $15.29 $15.61 $32,470 2.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 810 0.57% $13.35 $14.09 $29,300 2.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 0.04% $16.51 $17.09 $35,540 6.0 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 3,230 2.28% $14.39 $15.73 $32,710 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 110 0.08% $27.77 $28.46 $59,200 6.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,060 0.75% $17.04 $18.01 $37,450 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) (8) $12.79 $16.18 $33,650 16.2 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) (8) $20.16 $20.31 $42,250 8.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.27 $13.93 $28,960 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 970 0.68% $13.84 $13.98 $29,080 3.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 0.03% $12.87 $12.59 $26,190 6.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.86 $10.74 $22,330 8.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 98,560 69.46% $15.26 $16.27 $33,840 0.8 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50 0.04% $31.16 $31.33 $65,160 8.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,210 0.85% $22.87 $23.12 $48,080 2.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,410 3.11% $25.06 $25.35 $52,720 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 460 0.32% $14.56 $15.34 $31,900 4.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 28,900 20.37% $16.10 $17.39 $36,180 1.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,690 1.19% $13.92 $14.64 $30,450 5.3 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 130 0.09% $10.01 $10.97 $22,810 6.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) (8) $16.14 $19.51 $40,590 7.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 790 0.56% $16.19 $17.51 $36,420 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,220 0.86% $13.74 $14.28 $29,690 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 0.13% $11.01 $11.26 $23,420 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7,580 5.34% $10.29 $11.00 $22,880 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 0.03% $12.20 $12.17 $25,320 3.1 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 40 0.03% $15.53 $14.70 $30,580 9.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50,930 35.89% $15.01 $15.56 $32,370 1.0 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) (8) $17.42 $18.44 $38,360 5.2 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 580 0.41% $15.98 $15.63 $32,510 6.6 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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