Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal.

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 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal is part of: NAICS 562000 - Waste Management and Remediation Services.

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NAICS 562200 - Waste Treatment and Disposal

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 97,750 100.00% $18.28 $21.49 $44,710 4.5 %
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 5,010 5.13% $43.81 $47.76 $99,350 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 0.25% $67.75 $71.87 $149,490 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,570 2.63% $43.35 $47.78 $99,390 3.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 190 0.19% $41.61 $44.46 $92,480 4.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 290 0.30% $36.23 $37.41 $77,810 4.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 0.10% $50.02 $53.35 $110,960 7.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 0.30% $43.90 $47.05 $97,860 3.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.04% $40.91 $42.96 $89,350 5.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 310 0.32% $43.05 $44.75 $93,090 4.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 0.05% $38.77 $40.15 $83,510 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 230 0.24% $38.36 $41.26 $85,810 3.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 0.09% $36.69 $42.13 $87,630 7.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 270 0.28% $56.35 $56.91 $118,370 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 230 0.24% $41.72 $42.63 $88,680 5.1 %
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 2,520 2.58% $29.84 $31.69 $65,910 4.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 0.19% $31.99 $31.35 $65,210 6.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 440 0.45% $29.75 $34.16 $71,040 13.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 0.11% $29.68 $31.89 $66,330 4.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 70 0.07% $35.23 $33.77 $70,240 4.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 0.20% $32.67 $31.47 $65,450 5.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 0.11% $29.44 $29.11 $60,550 5.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 60 0.06% $33.75 $34.64 $72,040 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 0.10% $37.56 $45.20 $94,020 8.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 370 0.38% $25.77 $27.75 $57,710 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 710 0.73% $29.72 $30.94 $64,360 2.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 0.04% $32.03 $33.31 $69,280 4.2 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 630 0.64% $36.05 $36.09 $75,070 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 0.12% $34.44 $34.07 $70,860 4.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130 0.13% $39.48 $39.42 $82,000 3.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) (8) $43.32 $43.83 $91,160 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 0.04% $25.23 $26.06 $54,190 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 0.06% $33.67 $33.85 $70,410 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 0.08% $28.74 $28.63 $59,550 3.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 0.07% $39.60 $37.11 $77,190 14.5 %
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 3,010 3.08% $33.85 $34.28 $71,310 4.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) (8) $33.47 $33.64 $69,970 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 0.10% $43.72 $42.56 $88,520 5.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) (8) $34.57 $34.68 $72,140 5.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 490 0.50% $37.69 $40.40 $84,020 7.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 640 0.65% $37.08 $36.93 $76,810 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 190 0.19% $38.97 $38.48 $80,030 3.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) (8) $37.19 $37.78 $78,570 4.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 210 0.21% $46.27 $46.45 $96,610 2.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 100 0.10% $34.91 $35.97 $74,820 4.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $27.85 $27.96 $58,150 2.5 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 600 0.61% $20.44 $20.98 $43,650 4.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 80 0.08% $27.21 $27.52 $57,240 3.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 60 0.06% $26.98 $27.57 $57,340 3.5 %
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 2,500 2.56% $27.59 $28.04 $58,320 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 690 0.71% $27.71 $31.67 $65,870 9.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 320 0.33% $29.85 $31.58 $65,680 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 0.06% $23.23 $23.36 $48,580 6.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 230 0.24% (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 840 0.86% $27.10 $24.76 $51,510 7.2 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 40 0.04% $59.50 $65.36 $135,950 18.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 0.04% $62.98 $67.47 $140,340 19.1 %
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 170 0.17% $33.12 $32.51 $67,620 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.05% $33.24 $31.68 $65,890 5.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (8) (8) $34.31 $33.23 $69,110 3.3 %
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 940 0.96% $30.15 $29.53 $61,420 5.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 0.11% $20.61 $19.21 $39,950 7.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 330 0.34% $34.33 $33.31 $69,280 4.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 210 0.21% $23.93 $25.01 $52,010 6.3 %
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 240 0.25% $14.39 $17.14 $35,650 15.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 0.17% $12.20 $14.28 $29,710 11.4 %
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 510 0.52% $11.07 $12.00 $24,970 3.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 0.34% $10.49 $11.37 $23,650 4.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 140 0.14% $11.19 $12.17 $25,310 7.1 %
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 2,560 2.62% $22.32 $25.92 $53,910 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 0.12% $35.32 $38.52 $80,130 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 100 0.10% $12.92 $12.09 $25,140 5.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,110 1.14% $21.57 $26.05 $54,180 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 410 0.42% $29.31 $32.61 $67,830 4.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 620 0.63% $21.45 $23.99 $49,910 3.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 0.03% $17.15 $18.62 $38,730 11.6 %
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 11,570 11.84% $14.83 $16.52 $34,360 4.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 730 0.75% $22.58 $24.09 $50,100 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 0.32% $14.82 $15.56 $32,370 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 0.45% $14.52 $14.85 $30,890 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,250 1.28% $15.72 $16.64 $34,610 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 0.15% $17.60 $17.76 $36,930 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.08% $18.41 $19.45 $40,460 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,380 1.41% $14.29 $15.13 $31,460 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 0.04% $15.14 $15.47 $32,170 8.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 0.26% $12.88 $13.58 $28,250 4.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 710 0.73% $15.43 $16.64 $34,610 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 390 0.40% $28.10 $27.51 $57,210 10.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 0.16% $14.81 $15.60 $32,440 4.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 110 0.11% $11.10 $12.94 $26,910 7.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,110 1.14% $12.85 $13.30 $27,670 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 960 0.98% $19.68 $23.74 $49,380 13.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,310 1.34% $13.94 $14.49 $30,150 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 0.05% $13.83 $14.15 $29,420 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,970 2.02% $12.33 $13.21 $27,480 4.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.83 $16.37 $34,040 5.3 %
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 9,210 9.42% $18.87 $20.17 $41,950 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 790 0.81% $28.67 $29.37 $61,090 2.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 80 0.08% $21.99 $23.12 $48,090 9.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 390 0.40% $12.37 $13.79 $28,680 5.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 3,280 3.36% $17.54 $18.79 $39,090 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 0.09% $31.60 $30.78 $64,010 5.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 0.06% $26.98 $26.94 $56,020 10.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 3,920 4.01% $19.36 $20.03 $41,650 4.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 470 0.48% $16.59 $17.25 $35,880 6.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,970 8.15% $19.40 $20.70 $43,060 3.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 0.65% $30.55 $30.55 $63,550 2.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 150 0.15% $17.80 $18.98 $39,470 6.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,930 3.00% $18.77 $19.61 $40,790 1.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 730 0.75% $18.95 $20.06 $41,720 2.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 0.07% $13.77 $13.82 $28,750 4.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 0.26% $27.49 $26.48 $55,070 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,900 1.94% $17.31 $18.51 $38,510 6.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 0.06% $26.18 $23.47 $48,810 11.5 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 50 0.05% $27.23 $26.97 $56,090 3.4 %
49-9096 Riggers 100 0.10% $27.14 $24.91 $51,810 8.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 610 0.62% $14.29 $15.90 $33,080 9.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 0.04% $16.82 $17.11 $35,600 5.5 %
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 7,410 7.58% $22.35 $24.84 $51,670 12.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 830 0.85% $29.92 $30.05 $62,500 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 0.52% $16.84 $17.57 $36,540 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 440 0.45% $24.34 $24.26 $50,450 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 1,820 1.86% $16.38 $17.00 $35,360 2.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 70 0.07% $23.73 $24.02 $49,960 3.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 30 0.03% $26.96 $26.91 $55,970 8.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 400 0.41% $20.64 $21.74 $45,210 7.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 0.09% $11.41 $13.21 $27,480 9.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.74 $16.79 $34,920 18.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 0.25% $12.13 $14.95 $31,090 7.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 0.06% $15.94 $16.73 $34,800 12.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 30 0.03% $9.75 $11.71 $24,350 10.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 210 0.21% $9.97 $11.14 $23,160 9.0 %
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 43,420 44.42% $16.31 $17.18 $35,740 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 750 0.77% $23.03 $23.61 $49,110 1.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,790 1.83% $26.29 $26.89 $55,920 1.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 100 0.10% $21.77 $20.33 $42,280 9.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 10,160 10.39% $17.31 $18.23 $37,920 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 850 0.87% $14.59 $15.43 $32,090 2.9 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 40 0.04% $11.87 $12.58 $26,160 4.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 220 0.23% $18.77 $19.93 $41,450 4.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,630 1.67% $16.43 $18.41 $38,290 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,180 2.23% $15.49 $16.47 $34,250 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) (8) $11.40 $12.17 $25,310 8.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,270 5.39% $11.32 $12.05 $25,050 1.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 19,540 19.99% $16.61 $17.01 $35,390 1.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 470 0.48% $13.09 $14.72 $30,620 6.7 %

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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