Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,080 3.6 % $18.21 $37,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $13.26 $17.00 $22.15 $28.20
Annual Wage (2) $22,020 $27,570 $35,370 $46,080 $58,660


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 14,370 10.32 $16.77 $34,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,490 0.14 $20.79 $43,250
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,460 0.24 $18.84 $39,180
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,150 0.06 $18.49 $38,450
Utility System Construction 1,020 0.21 $17.52 $36,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 14,370 10.32 $16.77 $34,880
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 150 0.31 $16.48 $34,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,460 0.24 $18.84 $39,180
Utility System Construction 1,020 0.21 $17.52 $36,430
Waste Treatment and Disposal 170 0.18 $18.17 $37,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Collection 130 0.08 $21.13 $43,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,490 0.14 $20.79 $43,250
Building Equipment Contractors 700 0.04 $19.76 $41,090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.01 $19.01 $39,540
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,460 0.24 $18.84 $39,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,850 0.16 0.82 $15.35 $31,920
California 1,590 0.10 0.52 $24.15 $50,230
Ohio 1,500 0.28 1.45 $17.79 $37,000
New York 1,470 0.16 0.84 $19.06 $39,650
Florida 1,450 0.18 0.93 $14.62 $30,410




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 160 0.57 2.90 $17.39 $36,170
Montana 240 0.53 2.69 $16.02 $33,320
Maine 250 0.43 2.16 $16.27 $33,840
Oklahoma 620 0.39 1.97 $15.95 $33,170
Idaho 220 0.34 1.71 $16.67 $34,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 770 0.20 1.00 $25.27 $52,570
California 1,590 0.10 0.52 $24.15 $50,230
Illinois 1,060 0.18 0.92 $23.56 $49,010
Alaska 50 0.14 0.70 $21.18 $44,060
Hawaii 100 0.16 0.81 $20.87 $43,420





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.12 0.63 $21.57 $44,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.34 1.75 $22.16 $46,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.72 $24.00 $49,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.15 0.76 $23.17 $48,200
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.28 1.45 $26.73 $55,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 330 0.25 1.30 $22.80 $47,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.13 0.66 $18.59 $38,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 320 0.29 1.46 $15.24 $31,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 310 0.26 1.31 $15.79 $32,830
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 1.17 $19.81 $41,210




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 100 1.29 6.55 $18.13 $37,710
Carbondale-Marion, IL 40 0.84 4.26 $23.69 $49,280
Spartanburg, SC 100 0.76 3.85 $14.34 $29,830
Worcester, MA-CT 200 0.74 3.79 $19.25 $40,040
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 40 0.73 3.71 $15.50 $32,230
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 90 0.71 3.64 $15.50 $32,250
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.67 3.41 $21.97 $45,690
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 130 0.63 3.23 $13.69 $28,470
Panama City, FL 50 0.62 3.15 $12.10 $25,170
Greeley, CO 60 0.60 3.07 $18.79 $39,090