How Much Do Hazmat Removal Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Hazmat Removal Workers

Hazmat 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49170 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$30,590 to $36,210 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Hazardous Materials Removal Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $30,590 to $36,210 per year or $15 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Hazardous Materials Removal Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $76,570
Senior (Top 25%) $28 $58,970
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $45,270
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $36,210
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $30,590

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
TN $31 $64,670
WA $30 $63,120
ID $30 $61,550
NY $29 $61,180
MN $29 $59,830
VI $29 $59,670
AK $29 $59,580
NJ $27 $56,170
OH $27 $56,150
IL $26 $54,000

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hazardous Materials Removal Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like TN doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at TN might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Hazmat Removal Workers are in the states of TN, WA, ID, NY and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $75180 $36.14
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $66150 $31.80
Federal Executive Branch $65940 $31.70
Building Finishing Contractors $63850 $30.70
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $57420 $27.61
State Government $54760 $26.33
Local Government $52750 $25.36
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $50590 $24.32
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $50580 $24.32
Waste Treatment and Disposal $49810 $23.95
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $49170 $23.64
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48450 $23.29
Building Equipment Contractors $48450 $23.29
Nonresidential Building Construction $48140 $23.14
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $47570 $22.87
Chemical Manufacturing $47480 $22.83
Elementary and Secondary Schools $47280 $22.73
Truck Transportation $47100 $22.65
Scientific Research and Development Services $46380 $22.30
Waste Collection $45130 $21.70
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $43830 $21.07
Residential Building Construction $43150 $20.75
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $42410 $20.39
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $41320 $19.87
Employment Services $40610 $19.52
Facilities Support Services $38540 $18.53
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