Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 139,500 100.00% $16.15 $18.19 $37,830 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 4,500 3.23% $41.81 $49.23 $102,390 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 0.09% $69.10 $73.60 $153,090 7.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,020 2.16% $42.69 $50.90 $105,870 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 270 0.19% $38.49 $42.76 $88,940 3.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 0.12% $29.70 $36.10 $75,100 12.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 0.22% $44.19 $46.13 $95,950 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 0.04% $36.31 $35.42 $73,660 7.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 320 0.23% $40.94 $43.75 $91,000 4.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 0.06% $37.70 $41.72 $86,780 10.1 %
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 1,280 0.92% $26.33 $29.71 $61,810 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 0.04% $34.18 $33.26 $69,180 6.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) (8) $18.81 $24.04 $50,010 11.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 0.04% $22.27 $23.00 $47,840 3.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 0.04% $21.94 $24.59 $51,160 6.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 420 0.30% $25.29 $27.66 $57,530 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 530 0.38% $27.46 $32.56 $67,720 8.5 %
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 120 0.09% $26.79 $28.87 $60,040 4.7 %
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% $28.14 $28.19 $58,630 5.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 0.02% $33.27 $34.85 $72,490 7.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 90 0.06% $29.53 $28.95 $60,220 3.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $16.60 $17.61 $36,630 9.0 %
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 100 0.07% $20.67 $21.16 $44,020 4.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 0.02% $15.10 $16.69 $34,720 9.6 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 110 0.08% $31.47 $30.48 $63,390 3.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 110 0.08% $31.56 $30.56 $63,570 3.3 %
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 (8) (8) $12.80 $12.17 $25,310 6.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $12.80 $12.17 $25,310 6.9 %
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 330 0.24% $11.65 $11.95 $24,860 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 0.19% $11.99 $12.06 $25,080 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.04% $10.75 $11.06 $23,000 4.0 %
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 3,640 2.61% $23.22 $29.42 $61,190 9.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 0.11% $33.25 $38.65 $80,390 7.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,130 1.53% $23.08 $29.75 $61,880 15.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 0.09% $34.52 $33.05 $68,740 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,140 0.82% $22.21 $28.22 $58,700 7.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 0.04% $16.43 $18.26 $37,980 7.3 %
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 16,850 12.08% $14.58 $15.55 $32,340 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 0.81% $21.88 $23.04 $47,930 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 460 0.33% $15.69 $16.06 $33,390 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 580 0.42% $15.11 $15.47 $32,170 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,980 1.42% $15.66 $16.49 $34,300 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 0.17% $16.97 $17.22 $35,810 3.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 0.08% $16.39 $16.90 $35,140 1.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,340 1.68% $14.14 $14.70 $30,580 1.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $15.15 $15.58 $32,400 2.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 0.04% $16.33 $17.63 $36,670 4.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 0.37% $11.91 $11.96 $24,870 5.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,410 1.01% $16.32 $17.32 $36,020 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 0.22% $16.59 $17.79 $37,010 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 90 0.06% $14.86 $14.92 $31,030 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (8) (8) $10.52 $10.98 $22,830 4.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 670 0.48% $12.67 $13.33 $27,730 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 770 0.55% $21.58 $22.38 $46,550 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,280 1.63% $13.42 $13.55 $28,190 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 0.04% $12.83 $13.17 $27,400 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,370 2.42% $12.40 $12.76 $26,540 1.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 290 0.21% $15.81 $15.72 $32,700 2.9 %
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 3,690 2.65% $17.45 $18.21 $37,880 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 0.15% $27.35 $27.89 $58,020 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 370 0.27% $15.05 $15.10 $31,410 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 670 0.48% $17.64 $19.17 $39,880 3.4 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 2,240 1.61% $17.46 $17.71 $36,830 5.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 100 0.07% $12.68 $12.98 $27,000 3.8 %
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 8,770 6.29% $18.56 $19.48 $40,530 0.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 700 0.50% $29.58 $29.78 $61,950 1.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 170 0.12% $17.97 $18.45 $38,370 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 5,430 3.89% $18.92 $19.60 $40,780 0.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 300 0.22% $20.43 $21.26 $44,210 3.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 0.04% $19.66 $20.06 $41,720 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,270 0.91% $15.62 $16.11 $33,510 2.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 720 0.52% $13.22 $13.82 $28,750 2.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $17.17 $17.36 $36,100 5.8 %
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 2,660 1.91% $14.45 $15.50 $32,230 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 100 0.07% $27.38 $27.21 $56,590 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,040 0.75% $17.52 $18.01 $37,450 1.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 0.09% $13.08 $14.01 $29,150 10.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) (8) $11.56 $12.57 $26,150 5.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) (8) $8.98 $10.67 $22,200 7.6 %
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 97,180 69.66% $15.72 $16.59 $34,510 0.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,130 0.81% $23.70 $23.70 $49,290 2.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,430 3.18% $25.82 $26.25 $54,600 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 530 0.38% $15.29 $15.70 $32,650 5.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 27,990 20.06% $16.67 $17.66 $36,720 1.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,630 1.17% $14.65 $15.06 $31,330 3.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) (8) $10.37 $10.37 $21,580 4.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 130 0.09% $10.17 $11.16 $23,210 5.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) (8) $17.35 $20.64 $42,940 9.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 970 0.70% $15.14 $16.34 $33,990 3.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,240 0.89% $14.97 $15.54 $32,330 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 0.15% $11.01 $11.48 $23,870 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,510 6.10% $10.75 $11.44 $23,780 1.6 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (8) (8) $18.40 $18.08 $37,620 4.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 49,510 35.49% $15.56 $15.98 $33,240 0.9 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) (8) $15.63 $16.55 $34,430 6.4 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 400 0.29% $14.69 $13.57 $28,220 10.2 %

About May 2009 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) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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