Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2014 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 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 157,640 1.4% 100.00% $16.98 $19.28 $40,100 0.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 5,570 3.4% 3.54% $43.66 $53.37 $111,020 2.5%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 4,080 3.9% 2.59% $43.71 $54.80 $113,990 2.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 270 12.0% 0.17% $87.75 $85.46 $177,760 7.1%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 3,810 4.1% 2.42% $42.69 $52.64 $109,490 2.8%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 240 10.9% 0.15% $49.19 $54.42 $113,190 5.0%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 240 11.0% 0.15% $48.71 $54.37 $113,090 5.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 230 11.4% 0.14% $47.76 $54.61 $113,600 5.2%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 1,130 6.2% 0.72% $43.18 $48.74 $101,380 3.8%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 260 11.8% 0.16% $35.22 $41.85 $87,040 5.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 30 24.7% 0.02% $52.22 $54.11 $112,550 8.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 230 13.7% 0.15% $52.01 $60.98 $126,840 10.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 30 19.3% 0.02% $39.17 $39.46 $82,080 6.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 500 9.7% 0.32% $42.90 $46.15 $95,990 4.4%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 40 22.8% 0.02% $44.55 $54.92 $114,230 11.8%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 130 18.9% 0.08% $41.25 $46.92 $97,590 10.6%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 80 26.5% 0.05% $36.08 $36.25 $75,390 8.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,560 8.8% 0.99% $30.42 $32.69 $68,000 2.4%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 850 13.3% 0.54% $29.73 $31.11 $64,710 3.5%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 50 22.5% 0.03% $26.63 $29.61 $61,590 7.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 40 23.5% 0.03% $24.97 $28.60 $59,500 8.2%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 160 41.7% 0.10% $28.74 $30.68 $63,810 14.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 90 27.5% 0.06% $34.41 $34.32 $71,390 4.9%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 150 14.3% 0.10% $29.36 $30.05 $62,510 3.9%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 150 14.2% 0.09% $29.30 $29.98 $62,350 4.0%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 40 20.2% 0.03% $29.45 $30.50 $63,440 6.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 60 16.2% 0.04% $28.85 $31.99 $66,530 6.6%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 70 23.2% 0.05% $28.30 $30.23 $62,880 5.3%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 200 23.4% 0.13% $29.79 $30.19 $62,790 4.3%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 710 8.0% 0.45% $31.52 $34.58 $71,920 2.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 660 7.4% 0.42% $31.62 $33.99 $70,710 2.4%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 50 48.8% 0.03% $29.21 $35.26 $73,350 10.4%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 50 48.8% 0.03% $29.21 $35.26 $73,350 10.4%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 290 19.4% 0.18% $32.15 $32.74 $68,100 4.9%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 290 19.5% 0.18% $32.28 $32.78 $68,190 5.0%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad (8) (8) (8) $40.57 $41.04 $85,370 3.2%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 90 41.4% 0.06% $40.23 $40.58 $84,410 4.1%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad 110 21.1% 0.07% $18.25 $20.60 $42,850 3.9%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 110 21.8% 0.07% $18.04 $19.72 $41,020 3.7%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 300 25.2% 0.19% $39.38 $40.20 $83,620 5.3%
17-2000 Engineers minor 280 25.1% 0.18% $40.37 $41.30 $85,910 6.3%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) $40.59 $39.92 $83,030 2.7%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers detail 70 32.8% 0.04% $40.10 $38.98 $81,080 6.1%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 140 24.8% 0.09% $38.80 $41.45 $86,230 7.8%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors detail 90 30.3% 0.06% $34.02 $35.28 $73,390 3.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 24.4% 0.11% $26.89 $29.93 $62,250 7.2%
19-2000 Physical Scientists minor 120 32.0% 0.07% $28.50 $33.19 $69,040 8.8%
19-2030 Chemists and Materials Scientists broad 30 45.7% 0.02% $54.62 $52.87 $109,980 6.0%
19-2031 Chemists detail 30 45.7% 0.02% $54.62 $52.87 $109,980 6.0%
19-2040 Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists broad 90 41.0% 0.05% $25.90 $25.40 $52,840 3.4%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 90 41.0% 0.05% $25.90 $25.40 $52,840 3.4%
19-4000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians minor 60 21.5% 0.04% $22.42 $23.32 $48,510 5.8%
19-4090 Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians broad 40 20.4% 0.03% $23.27 $24.76 $51,500 4.0%
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health detail 30 17.7% 0.02% $22.90 $24.28 $50,490 4.6%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 80 23.4% 0.05% $34.38 $34.92 $72,630 5.4%
29-9000 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations minor 80 23.0% 0.05% $34.06 $34.77 $72,310 5.6%
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 80 23.0% 0.05% $34.06 $34.77 $72,310 5.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 80 23.0% 0.05% $34.06 $34.77 $72,310 5.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 80 18.9% 0.05% $14.44 $15.00 $31,200 5.1%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 80 19.1% 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9030 Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers broad 80 19.1% 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9032 Security Guards detail 80 19.1% 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 480 12.6% 0.30% $10.83 $11.79 $24,510 3.0%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 450 13.5% 0.28% $10.85 $11.87 $24,690 3.2%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 450 13.5% 0.28% $10.85 $11.87 $24,690 3.2%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 450 13.5% 0.28% $10.85 $11.87 $24,690 3.2%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad 30 41.0% 0.02% $10.68 $10.67 $22,200 4.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,270 6.1% 2.71% $22.93 $26.82 $55,770 3.0%
41-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $34.76 $72,300 5.9%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $29.18 $34.83 $72,440 6.0%
41-2000 Retail Sales Workers minor 240 32.7% 0.15% $10.59 $11.41 $23,740 5.6%
41-2010 Cashiers broad 210 36.0% 0.13% $10.20 $10.78 $22,430 3.8%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 210 36.0% 0.13% $10.20 $10.78 $22,430 3.8%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 3,110 5.7% 1.98% $22.82 $26.70 $55,540 3.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 3,110 5.7% 1.98% $22.82 $26.69 $55,520 3.0%
41-4010 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing broad 570 19.2% 0.36% $25.44 $29.78 $61,940 10.0%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) $34.14 $45.03 $93,670 7.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 430 13.2% 0.27% $22.97 $25.12 $52,260 3.4%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 100 47.9% 0.07% $15.63 $29.30 $60,940 26.5%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 70 33.5% 0.04% $14.42 $18.84 $39,190 13.7%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 70 33.5% 0.04% $14.42 $18.84 $39,190 13.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 19,460 2.9% 12.35% $15.61 $16.63 $34,600 0.8%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 1,200 7.3% 0.76% $24.39 $25.38 $52,800 2.5%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 3,450 6.4% 2.19% $17.04 $17.86 $37,150 1.2%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 580 10.2% 0.37% $17.00 $17.52 $36,430 2.4%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 790 9.1% 0.50% $16.55 $17.09 $35,540 1.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,890 9.3% 1.20% $17.16 $18.14 $37,730 1.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 170 17.5% 0.11% $18.75 $19.40 $40,360 3.6%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 3,110 7.0% 1.97% $14.96 $15.53 $32,310 1.3%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 2,630 7.8% 1.67% $15.43 $15.98 $33,240 1.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 440 13.8% 0.28% $11.92 $12.66 $26,340 3.6%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 3,240 6.6% 2.05% $16.65 $17.61 $36,630 1.7%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 1,690 5.8% 1.07% $18.31 $19.62 $40,820 1.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 1,690 5.8% 1.07% $18.31 $19.62 $40,820 1.7%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 70 37.4% 0.04% $22.04 $23.09 $48,020 5.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 280 19.0% 0.18% $15.91 $17.03 $35,420 6.2%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 110 42.8% 0.07% $13.81 $14.54 $30,240 3.6%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 1,080 14.5% 0.69% $13.89 $14.66 $30,490 3.2%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 3,220 5.7% 2.05% $15.46 $16.23 $33,750 1.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 300 10.4% 0.19% $22.07 $22.93 $47,700 2.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,920 6.2% 1.85% $14.93 $15.53 $32,310 1.6%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 5,230 6.2% 3.32% $13.08 $14.13 $29,380 2.1%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 70 24.4% 0.04% $12.47 $12.83 $26,700 7.0%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 70 24.4% 0.04% $12.47 $12.83 $26,700 7.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 5,080 6.3% 3.23% $13.14 $14.18 $29,490 2.1%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $9.24 $11.93 $24,800 6.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 4,720 12.4% 3.00% $18.68 $21.56 $44,840 5.1%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 340 25.3% 0.22% $33.90 $33.37 $69,420 5.3%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 2,090 17.3% 1.32% $18.83 $22.36 $46,500 7.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail (8) (8) (8) $24.71 $23.24 $48,340 7.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 780 27.6% 0.50% $15.71 $17.26 $35,900 5.6%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad 1,240 21.6% 0.79% $21.59 $25.54 $53,120 8.6%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 1,230 21.8% 0.78% $21.63 $25.59 $53,220 8.6%
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers minor 2,280 23.2% 1.45% $17.77 $19.05 $39,630 4.4%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail 2,150 25.2% 1.36% $17.82 $19.13 $39,790 4.8%
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners detail 140 31.7% 0.09% $17.13 $17.85 $37,130 4.2%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 10,340 3.2% 6.56% $20.01 $20.98 $43,630 0.8%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 760 5.6% 0.48% $30.90 $32.29 $67,170 2.0%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 7,270 3.3% 4.61% $20.37 $20.91 $43,480 0.9%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 420 15.2% 0.27% $19.86 $19.89 $41,370 3.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 410 15.4% 0.26% $19.76 $19.78 $41,150 3.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 6,420 3.8% 4.08% $20.29 $20.88 $43,430 0.9%
49-3040 Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics broad 400 12.3% 0.25% $22.16 $22.58 $46,970 2.5%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 400 12.3% 0.25% $22.16 $22.58 $46,970 2.5%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 2,320 7.8% 1.47% $16.59 $17.51 $36,420 1.8%
49-9040 Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers broad 230 32.2% 0.15% $20.27 $21.20 $44,090 5.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 190 38.5% 0.12% $20.49 $21.48 $44,680 6.7%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 26.5% 0.02% $19.13 $19.33 $40,210 3.1%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 1,350 9.6% 0.86% $17.98 $19.09 $39,700 1.9%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad (8) (8) (8) $12.69 $13.44 $27,950 2.0%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 700 12.2% 0.45% $12.74 $13.40 $27,880 2.0%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 3,240 10.2% 2.05% $15.49 $16.62 $34,570 3.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 280 16.5% 0.18% $24.09 $26.02 $54,130 5.4%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 1,250 7.7% 0.79% $18.34 $19.18 $39,900 1.8%
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers broad 1,230 7.8% 0.78% $18.33 $19.17 $39,880 1.8%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 1,220 7.8% 0.77% $18.33 $19.18 $39,900 1.8%
51-8000 Plant and System Operators minor 230 23.0% 0.15% $18.83 $19.94 $41,460 6.0%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 180 27.6% 0.12% $20.40 $21.04 $43,750 5.1%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 1,450 18.8% 0.92% $10.95 $12.15 $25,280 5.4%
51-9010 Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders broad (8) (8) (8) $14.36 $16.18 $33,650 13.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 790 27.8% 0.50% $9.44 $11.68 $24,300 7.8%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 510 26.5% 0.32% $11.15 $11.82 $24,580 5.2%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) $9.21 $9.45 $19,650 7.5%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 420 28.7% 0.27% $11.52 $12.31 $25,600 5.3%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 107,000 1.6% 67.88% $16.37 $17.28 $35,940 0.7%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 5,350 3.6% 3.40% $26.32 $26.97 $56,100 1.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,180 8.5% 0.75% $22.96 $24.83 $51,650 3.1%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 4,180 4.1% 2.65% $26.89 $27.58 $57,360 1.1%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 35,160 3.3% 22.30% $17.77 $18.93 $39,370 1.1%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 35,080 3.3% 22.25% $17.76 $18.92 $39,350 1.1%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 970 25.9% 0.61% $15.15 $15.54 $32,330 6.3%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 32,360 3.5% 20.53% $18.00 $19.23 $40,000 1.1%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 1,750 12.2% 1.11% $14.38 $15.02 $31,240 2.3%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor (8) (8) (8) $26.01 $24.90 $51,800 12.4%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 66,450 2.3% 42.15% $14.66 $15.62 $32,500 1.0%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail (8) (8) (8) $30.93 $24.74 $51,450 24.6%
53-7030 Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators broad 740 17.0% 0.47% $17.69 $19.25 $40,030 3.3%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail 730 17.2% 0.46% $17.59 $19.22 $39,980 3.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 2,800 12.8% 1.78% $15.24 $16.47 $34,260 3.3%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand broad 12,540 6.7% 7.95% $10.93 $11.81 $24,570 1.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 60 21.5% 0.04% $11.61 $13.10 $27,260 8.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 12,440 6.8% 7.89% $10.92 $11.80 $24,540 1.3%
53-7070 Pumping Station Operators broad 70 49.6% 0.04% $18.30 $17.57 $36,550 17.5%
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers detail 70 49.6% 0.04% $18.30 $17.57 $36,550 17.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 50,120 2.7% 31.80% $15.88 $16.47 $34,270 1.0%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders detail (8) (8) (8) $14.74 $17.62 $36,660 10.2%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 110 32.9% 0.07% $12.41 $12.08 $25,130 6.6%

About May 2014 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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