Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 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 XLS files.

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 95,130 100.00% $19.32 $22.74 $47,310 3.1 %
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 5,340 5.61% $45.59 $49.92 $103,840 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 0.18% (5) $83.20 $173,060 7.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,420 2.54% $44.67 $50.17 $104,350 1.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 0.21% $41.86 $46.65 $97,040 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 0.36% $37.43 $41.19 $85,670 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 0.08% $53.74 $58.73 $122,160 5.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 0.39% $44.83 $49.77 $103,510 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 220 0.23% $42.66 $44.84 $93,270 7.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.04% $44.90 $49.47 $102,890 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 250 0.26% $37.66 $41.65 $86,640 3.3 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 60 0.06% $46.01 $48.72 $101,330 6.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 0.09% $51.63 $52.59 $109,380 6.3 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 250 0.26% $54.67 $55.78 $116,020 3.0 %
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors (8) (8) $40.17 $41.07 $85,420 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 730 0.77% $48.59 $47.92 $99,670 3.8 %
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 2,370 2.49% $29.91 $31.75 $66,040 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 0.18% $31.40 $31.57 $65,670 4.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 190 0.20% $27.47 $29.36 $61,080 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 0.14% $31.54 $32.57 $67,740 4.0 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 120 0.13% $29.62 $31.43 $65,370 4.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 0.05% $34.72 $37.48 $77,970 8.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 0.09% $48.32 $47.38 $98,540 4.5 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 0.04% $32.15 $31.00 $64,490 5.0 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 170 0.18% $31.67 $32.22 $67,020 4.4 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 150 0.16% $24.45 $27.22 $56,610 5.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 520 0.55% $27.66 $29.25 $60,840 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 620 0.65% $30.18 $31.90 $66,350 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.04% $38.56 $40.86 $84,980 6.9 %
Computer and Mathematical 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 Occupations 560 0.59% $37.10 $37.30 $77,570 4.0 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 90 0.09% (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1131 Computer Programmers 130 0.14% $30.55 $34.00 $70,730 5.9 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 60 0.06% $33.73 $34.08 $70,890 3.7 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 70 0.07% $29.29 $30.02 $62,450 8.8 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 110 0.12% $41.89 $40.61 $84,470 8.6 %
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 4,660 4.90% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 140 0.15% $47.21 $45.09 $93,780 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 680 0.71% $44.19 $44.21 $91,950 1.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 190 0.20% $47.05 $43.79 $91,090 2.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 850 0.89% $43.89 $44.45 $92,450 4.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 410 0.43% $39.03 $40.23 $83,670 5.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 330 0.35% $50.31 $50.18 $104,370 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $28.67 $30.27 $62,960 4.6 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 530 0.56% $21.82 $25.01 $52,030 8.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 160 0.17% $29.40 $28.93 $60,180 5.4 %
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 2,150 2.26% $25.37 $26.89 $55,920 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 600 0.63% $23.51 $26.11 $54,320 3.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 310 0.33% $33.60 $35.41 $73,650 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 300 0.32% $19.31 $21.47 $44,670 4.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 490 0.52% $18.79 $21.19 $44,070 3.9 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 40 0.04% $51.86 $54.21 $112,760 9.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 30 0.03% $59.00 $59.33 $123,400 8.7 %
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 140 0.15% $34.02 $33.30 $69,260 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.05% $34.28 $32.92 $68,480 4.7 %
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 960 1.01% $29.47 $30.16 $62,730 5.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 80 0.08% $21.95 $23.97 $49,860 8.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 310 0.33% $29.54 $30.71 $63,880 6.0 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 230 0.24% $23.98 $25.45 $52,940 5.8 %
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 210 0.22% $14.86 $18.25 $37,960 14.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 170 0.18% $13.44 $14.96 $31,110 7.6 %
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 370 0.39% $11.49 $12.22 $25,420 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 180 0.19% $11.85 $12.47 $25,940 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $10.78 $11.56 $24,040 7.6 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.59 $14.06 $29,250 8.9 %
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 2,840 2.99% $21.78 $24.93 $51,860 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 0.14% $33.66 $35.20 $73,220 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 60 0.06% $11.35 $11.81 $24,570 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 150 0.16% $12.65 $12.88 $26,780 5.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,340 1.41% $21.97 $24.47 $50,900 2.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 0.21% $31.56 $32.66 $67,920 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 0.87% $22.78 $26.48 $55,080 6.1 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 120 0.13% $16.07 $17.36 $36,100 6.3 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,500 12.09% $15.84 $17.44 $36,270 2.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 730 0.77% $24.67 $26.23 $54,560 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 260 0.27% $15.80 $16.23 $33,760 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 490 0.52% $15.84 $16.55 $34,420 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,200 1.26% $17.46 $18.37 $38,200 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 0.16% $18.57 $19.48 $40,520 4.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 110 0.12% $18.09 $23.03 $47,900 9.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,480 1.56% $15.37 $16.49 $34,290 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 0.03% $9.91 $12.63 $26,260 11.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 0.03% $16.16 $16.65 $34,640 3.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 0.05% $18.23 $19.92 $41,430 10.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 210 0.22% $12.59 $13.23 $27,530 3.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 670 0.70% $16.16 $17.34 $36,060 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 0.33% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 0.25% $17.12 $17.48 $36,360 3.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 70 0.07% $12.93 $13.62 $28,330 6.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,390 1.46% $13.72 $14.26 $29,650 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 790 0.83% $20.44 $23.54 $48,960 8.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,190 1.25% $15.71 $16.45 $34,220 5.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 0.08% $14.17 $15.06 $31,330 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,870 1.97% $13.16 $13.67 $28,420 1.4 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 100 0.11% $16.84 $17.06 $35,490 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 9,310 9.79% $19.08 $20.94 $43,560 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 860 0.90% $28.43 $29.54 $61,450 2.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 150 0.16% $21.69 $23.03 $47,900 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 280 0.29% $15.59 $16.11 $33,500 6.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 3,620 3.81% $17.62 $19.55 $40,650 2.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 0.24% $28.63 $29.86 $62,100 4.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 0.05% $24.76 $26.34 $54,780 8.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 3,750 3.94% $18.23 $19.91 $41,400 4.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 110 0.12% $15.94 $16.59 $34,510 5.7 %
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 7,140 7.51% $20.95 $22.04 $45,850 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 640 0.67% $30.33 $30.87 $64,210 2.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 100 0.11% $20.24 $21.43 $44,570 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,590 2.72% $19.99 $20.72 $43,100 1.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 740 0.78% $20.68 $21.93 $45,610 2.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 0.04% $14.14 $14.75 $30,690 4.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 0.43% $24.39 $24.19 $50,320 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 0.11% $22.98 $23.61 $49,110 8.6 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,910 2.01% $20.18 $21.21 $44,120 5.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 350 0.37% $13.95 $15.05 $31,300 2.9 %
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 6,480 6.81% $22.05 $23.60 $49,080 5.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 790 0.83% $29.83 $31.92 $66,390 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) (8) $16.97 $19.66 $40,890 15.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 510 0.54% $18.55 $19.30 $40,150 2.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 400 0.42% $27.61 $27.91 $58,050 2.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 440 0.46% $23.56 $23.55 $48,980 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 2,490 2.62% $20.90 $23.51 $48,900 8.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators (8) (8) $22.28 $22.41 $46,620 3.6 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 40 0.04% $26.54 $26.02 $54,130 4.4 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 530 0.56% $24.37 $23.43 $48,740 3.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 420 0.44% $22.34 $24.22 $50,380 6.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.04% $14.58 $13.85 $28,820 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 0.22% $13.11 $14.97 $31,130 4.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 0.05% $18.07 $19.07 $39,660 14.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 0.04% $10.61 $11.71 $24,360 9.5 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 320 0.34% $13.90 $15.59 $32,430 6.6 %
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 41,050 43.15% $17.17 $17.90 $37,220 1.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 630 0.66% $23.61 $23.88 $49,660 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,630 1.71% $27.28 $27.62 $57,450 1.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 80 0.08% $18.15 $18.24 $37,940 8.3 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 10,280 10.81% $17.17 $17.84 $37,110 1.3 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 650 0.68% $14.38 $14.98 $31,160 2.5 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 70 0.07% $13.65 $14.30 $29,740 5.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 0.08% $22.65 $23.34 $48,560 5.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,650 1.73% $18.04 $21.10 $43,900 7.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,670 2.81% $15.83 $16.86 $35,060 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) (8) $10.42 $11.05 $22,990 7.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,140 5.40% $11.81 $12.79 $26,610 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 17,790 18.70% $18.21 $18.26 $37,980 1.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 190 0.20% $16.32 $17.13 $35,630 9.2 %

About May 2010 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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