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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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 7012$21.78/hr$17.44/hr$18.17/hr$22.28/hr$23.60/hr$28.07/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction130$30.77/hr
Professional and Business Services240$22.25/hr
Public Administration10$33.02/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A9.5%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$25.40/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$23.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$28.38/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$22.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$18.77/hr10.0%
Southwest Minnesota 30$23.49/hr17.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$18.77/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$24.65/hr14.1%
Northwest Minnesota 70$22.28/hr13.0%
Northwest Balance of State 70$22.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 150$30.77/hr9.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 210$30.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 380$24.62/hr11.1%




  • Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
  • Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
  • Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
  • Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages.
  • Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
  • Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
  • Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls.
  • Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
  • Start machines to feed revolving cables or rods into openings, stopping machines and changing knives to conform to pipe sizes.
  • Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.