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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers



Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 309$29.02/hr$18.20/hr$23.28/hr$30.68/hr$35.83/hr$38.15/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services370$30.01/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$31.34/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$35.84/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$35.84/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$23.65/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$30.68/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$23.65/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 300$35.13/hr1.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 320$34.38/hrN/A
Minnesota 410$31.04/hr2.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 760$15.58/hr-5.4%
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters N/A$40.23/hrN/A
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 710$24.50/hr11.1%


  • Organize or track the locations of hazardous items in landfills.
  • Drive trucks or other heavy equipment to convey contaminated waste to designated sea or ground locations.
  • Operate machines or equipment to remove, package, store, or transport loads of waste materials.
  • Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
  • Record numbers of containers stored at disposal sites, specifying amounts or types of equipment or waste disposed.
  • Identify or separate waste products or materials for recycling or reuse.
  • Operate cranes to move or load baskets, casks, or canisters.
  • Build containment areas prior to beginning abatement or decontamination work.
  • Sort specialized hazardous waste at landfills or disposal centers, following proper disposal procedures.
  • Identify asbestos, lead, or other hazardous materials to be removed, using monitoring devices.