Salary for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

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Also known as:  Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Decontamination Worker, Hazard Waste Handler, Hazmat Technician, Irradiated Fuel Handler, Lead Abatement Worker, Radiological Control and Safety Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Hazardous materials removal workers (or Hazmat removal workers) are employed to identify and dispose of materials like asbestos, lead, radioactive and nuclear wastes and arsenic. They also dispose of any other flammable, reactive or toxic materials. Depending on what he specializes in, a hazmat removal worker may face an extremely dangerous situation, or it could only be mildly dangerous. Some of these workers are required to wear fully protective body suits when working to ensure their safety. To become a hazmat removal worker, a high school diploma or GED is required. Most hazmat removal workers learn their trade informally on-site.

A Hazardous Materials Removal Worker can get an average wage on a scale from $30,590 to $76,570 based on experience and education levels. will most likely earn wages of fourty-nine thousand one hundred and seventy dollars each year.

can obtain the highest salaries in Tennessee, where they can get compensation, on average, of just about $64,670. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $58,790.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.83 percent nationwide in that time.


Hazardous Materials Removal Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
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