Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2013 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.

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

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NAICS 562100 - Waste Collection

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 152,860 1.4% 100.00% $16.66 $18.96 $39,430 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 5,300 3.6% 3.47% $43.81 $53.91 $112,120 3.0%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 3,890 3.7% 2.54% $43.85 $54.99 $114,370 3.1%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 250 12.1% 0.16% (5) $87.14 $181,250 6.0%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 3,640 3.8% 2.38% $42.79 $52.79 $109,800 3.3%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 270 13.3% 0.17% $47.98 $55.07 $114,540 4.5%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 260 13.3% 0.17% $48.23 $55.34 $115,110 4.5%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 260 13.7% 0.17% $47.51 $55.37 $115,160 4.7%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 1,040 8.0% 0.68% $43.05 $50.00 $104,000 4.9%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 210 10.0% 0.13% $34.98 $44.37 $92,290 7.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 30 22.3% 0.02% $40.79 $43.09 $89,620 7.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 280 15.7% 0.18% $56.31 $63.34 $131,750 10.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 440 12.7% 0.29% $40.76 $44.63 $92,820 5.9%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 24.0% 0.02% $42.57 $52.49 $109,180 10.6%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor (8) (8) (8) $43.66 $49.41 $102,780 10.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $39.27 $39.54 $82,240 11.4%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,420 8.6% 0.93% $32.51 $34.31 $71,370 2.0%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 770 11.0% 0.51% $31.62 $32.72 $68,050 2.6%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 50 27.4% 0.03% $25.81 $28.15 $58,540 8.7%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 40 29.7% 0.03% $25.00 $27.13 $56,430 9.8%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 80 16.7% 0.06% $37.76 $39.14 $81,410 6.2%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 110 24.4% 0.07% $33.39 $33.94 $70,600 4.9%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 120 14.7% 0.08% $26.67 $28.04 $58,320 4.4%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 120 14.7% 0.08% $26.62 $27.95 $58,130 4.5%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 50 22.0% 0.03% $29.80 $30.82 $64,110 5.5%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 12.9% 0.03% $35.42 $35.49 $73,810 3.6%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 70 23.0% 0.04% $29.51 $31.75 $66,040 5.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 220 23.8% 0.14% $32.37 $32.45 $67,500 5.0%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 650 8.8% 0.43% $33.66 $36.20 $75,300 3.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 620 8.8% 0.40% $33.09 $34.83 $72,460 2.7%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 240 15.6% 0.16% $23.01 $27.57 $57,350 5.5%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 240 15.7% 0.16% $22.89 $27.59 $57,380 5.5%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad 150 23.1% 0.10% $17.36 $19.55 $40,670 4.1%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 140 23.7% 0.09% $17.21 $19.00 $39,520 4.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 300 26.4% 0.19% $33.14 $34.99 $72,790 10.5%
17-2000 Engineers minor 240 19.5% 0.15% $38.27 $38.45 $79,970 8.4%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers detail 80 26.0% 0.05% $38.17 $37.05 $77,060 5.2%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 120 26.2% 0.08% $36.10 $37.49 $77,980 11.3%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors detail 80 33.8% 0.05% $24.86 $29.78 $61,940 10.4%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor (8) (8) (8) $21.64 $21.59 $44,910 3.3%
17-3020 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters broad (8) (8) (8) $21.62 $21.51 $44,730 3.3%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) $21.61 $21.59 $44,900 3.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 120 29.0% 0.08% $26.21 $28.06 $58,370 5.4%
19-2000 Physical Scientists minor 90 39.7% 0.06% $27.02 $29.88 $62,160 5.8%
19-2040 Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists broad 70 49.6% 0.04% $25.58 $25.10 $52,200 3.9%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 70 49.6% 0.04% $25.58 $25.10 $52,200 3.9%
19-4000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians minor 40 17.7% 0.02% $23.44 $23.62 $49,120 6.4%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 30 28.4% 0.02% $33.25 $33.53 $69,750 4.1%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 60 25.0% 0.04% $35.99 $34.51 $71,780 3.4%
29-9000 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations minor 60 25.2% 0.04% $35.90 $34.47 $71,690 3.4%
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 60 25.2% 0.04% $35.90 $34.47 $71,690 3.4%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 60 25.6% 0.04% $36.19 $34.84 $72,460 3.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 100 20.4% 0.06% $11.01 $12.67 $26,340 8.0%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 90 20.6% 0.06% $10.88 $12.36 $25,720 7.7%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers broad 80 18.8% 0.05% $12.52 $13.42 $27,910 5.5%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 80 18.8% 0.05% $12.52 $13.42 $27,910 5.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 350 15.5% 0.23% $10.72 $11.56 $24,050 3.2%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 310 14.7% 0.20% $10.72 $11.66 $24,240 3.5%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 310 14.7% 0.20% $10.72 $11.66 $24,240 3.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 310 14.7% 0.20% $10.72 $11.66 $24,240 3.5%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $10.72 $10.83 $22,530 5.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,140 5.8% 2.71% $22.10 $26.96 $56,080 3.4%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad 150 11.0% 0.10% $36.49 $39.62 $82,410 7.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 140 11.1% 0.09% $36.65 $39.77 $82,730 7.3%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 310 38.5% 0.20% $10.08 $10.67 $22,200 3.3%
41-2010 Cashiers broad 300 39.4% 0.20% $10.00 $10.54 $21,930 3.4%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 300 39.4% 0.20% $10.00 $10.54 $21,930 3.4%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 2,940 6.2% 1.92% $22.75 $27.67 $57,550 3.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 2,930 6.2% 1.92% $22.74 $27.66 $57,520 3.7%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 660 17.6% 0.43% $23.67 $29.90 $62,200 8.6%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) $32.91 $41.86 $87,070 10.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 520 12.6% 0.34% $22.27 $26.57 $55,260 6.9%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 90 33.8% 0.06% $13.40 $17.01 $35,390 14.4%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 80 35.6% 0.05% $13.91 $17.58 $36,560 14.4%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 80 35.6% 0.05% $13.91 $17.58 $36,560 14.4%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 19,110 2.9% 12.50% $15.40 $16.40 $34,110 0.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 1,200 9.5% 0.79% $23.10 $24.12 $50,160 2.5%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,440 5.3% 2.25% $16.79 $17.50 $36,390 1.2%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 510 8.5% 0.33% $17.30 $17.77 $36,960 2.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 880 8.2% 0.58% $16.27 $17.05 $35,470 2.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,860 7.2% 1.22% $16.72 $17.44 $36,270 1.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 160 14.1% 0.10% $19.42 $19.42 $40,380 3.3%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 30 27.3% 0.02% $19.58 $19.44 $40,430 6.6%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 2,930 5.5% 1.91% $14.98 $15.48 $32,200 1.3%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 2,470 6.1% 1.62% $15.42 $15.91 $33,090 1.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 410 10.0% 0.27% $12.40 $12.79 $26,600 2.2%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 3,310 7.0% 2.17% $16.28 $17.44 $36,270 1.8%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 1,690 6.4% 1.10% $18.37 $19.72 $41,020 1.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 1,690 6.4% 1.10% $18.37 $19.72 $41,020 1.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 140 41.1% 0.09% $15.02 $19.44 $40,440 7.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 18.3% 0.14% $14.37 $16.20 $33,690 7.8%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 1,220 15.9% 0.79% $13.72 $14.43 $30,020 2.9%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,150 6.0% 2.06% $15.42 $16.21 $33,710 1.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 320 14.2% 0.21% $23.64 $23.87 $49,650 3.2%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,830 6.6% 1.85% $14.86 $15.34 $31,900 1.6%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 5,080 6.0% 3.32% $12.96 $13.82 $28,740 2.5%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 60 29.8% 0.04% $13.08 $13.29 $27,640 5.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 60 29.8% 0.04% $13.08 $13.29 $27,640 5.7%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 5,010 6.0% 3.28% $12.95 $13.82 $28,750 2.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 5,050 12.6% 3.31% $18.55 $21.42 $44,540 5.2%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 410 37.6% 0.27% $32.24 $31.76 $66,060 6.0%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 2,590 18.3% 1.69% $18.44 $21.15 $43,990 7.4%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 1,110 26.4% 0.72% $18.20 $19.81 $41,210 7.3%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad 1,440 24.5% 0.94% $18.55 $22.19 $46,160 11.1%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 1,420 24.9% 0.93% $18.62 $22.28 $46,340 11.2%
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers minor 2,030 15.7% 1.33% $17.54 $19.69 $40,960 4.3%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail 1,900 15.7% 1.25% $17.54 $19.79 $41,160 4.6%
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners detail (8) (8) (8) $17.52 $18.22 $37,890 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 9,270 3.6% 6.07% $19.68 $20.64 $42,940 0.8%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 730 6.5% 0.48% $30.33 $31.58 $65,680 2.1%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 6,580 3.6% 4.31% $20.04 $20.61 $42,870 0.9%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 310 14.2% 0.20% $19.92 $19.73 $41,050 2.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 310 14.2% 0.20% $19.93 $19.74 $41,060 2.9%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 5,760 4.1% 3.77% $19.95 $20.53 $42,690 1.0%
49-3040 Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics broad 510 16.4% 0.33% $21.49 $22.25 $46,270 3.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 510 16.4% 0.33% $21.49 $22.25 $46,270 3.4%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 1,960 8.9% 1.28% $15.66 $16.69 $34,710 1.9%
49-9040 Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $21.08 $21.72 $45,170 4.1%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 180 27.7% 0.12% $21.38 $21.94 $45,640 4.4%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 1,140 13.1% 0.75% $16.86 $17.83 $37,090 2.2%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 630 10.1% 0.41% $12.23 $13.08 $27,210 2.4%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 610 10.3% 0.40% $12.14 $13.02 $27,080 2.5%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,850 11.9% 1.86% $14.55 $15.99 $33,260 3.6%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 220 14.2% 0.14% $25.03 $26.37 $54,840 4.9%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 1,140 14.4% 0.74% $17.54 $18.40 $38,280 1.9%
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers broad 1,130 14.5% 0.74% $17.56 $18.44 $38,350 1.9%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 1,130 14.5% 0.74% $17.56 $18.44 $38,360 1.9%
51-8000 Plant and System Operators minor 140 20.1% 0.09% $16.51 $18.13 $37,700 7.9%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 100 23.7% 0.06% $18.07 $19.95 $41,490 5.1%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 1,340 20.5% 0.87% $10.84 $12.03 $25,020 4.9%
51-9020 Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $16.32 $15.67 $32,590 7.6%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 50 38.6% 0.03% $13.25 $13.44 $27,960 5.1%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 660 27.8% 0.43% $9.72 $11.73 $24,390 8.0%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 520 36.6% 0.34% $10.84 $11.73 $24,410 5.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 30 8.9% 0.02% $11.70 $11.92 $24,790 3.4%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 490 39.1% 0.32% $10.80 $11.72 $24,380 5.8%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 104,500 1.7% 68.37% $15.94 $16.85 $35,040 0.8%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 5,230 3.4% 3.42% $25.94 $26.59 $55,320 1.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,070 8.4% 0.70% $22.63 $24.70 $51,380 3.7%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 4,160 4.0% 2.72% $26.57 $27.08 $56,330 1.1%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 33,830 3.4% 22.13% $17.27 $18.13 $37,710 0.9%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 33,770 3.4% 22.09% $17.28 $18.14 $37,730 0.9%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 800 15.4% 0.53% $15.73 $17.45 $36,300 8.2%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 31,110 3.6% 20.35% $17.49 $18.37 $38,220 1.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 1,860 14.0% 1.22% $14.30 $14.56 $30,270 2.7%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor 80 38.3% 0.05% $19.86 $19.96 $41,510 13.5%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 65,370 2.4% 42.76% $14.31 $15.40 $32,030 1.2%
53-7030 Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators broad 950 15.0% 0.62% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail 940 15.1% 0.61% $17.47 $18.89 $39,300 3.0%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 2,450 13.4% 1.60% $15.03 $16.10 $33,480 3.7%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand broad 12,090 7.0% 7.91% $10.98 $11.77 $24,490 1.4%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 70 19.3% 0.05% $12.95 $13.87 $28,860 6.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 11,780 7.1% 7.71% $10.91 $11.70 $24,330 1.4%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail (8) (8) (8) $15.80 $15.01 $31,210 3.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 49,680 3.1% 32.50% $15.43 $16.18 $33,660 1.3%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders detail (8) (8) (8) $14.05 $17.24 $35,860 13.7%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 150 31.6% 0.10% $12.87 $13.32 $27,700 7.7%

About May 2013 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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