Salary for Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

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 construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 gets average salaries somewhere between 32000 to 48000 depending on education and experience. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers get a salary of Forty Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers make the most money in Alaska, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $58040. Employees who work in this career can obtain the highest compensation in Utilities, which has average compensation of $49720.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.77 percent nationwide in that time.
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $49,720
Utilities $49,140
Educational Services $48,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises $47,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,630
Manufacturing $44,880
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $31,120
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,830
Wholesale Trade $37,840
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $40,180
Construction $40,650
Manufacturing $44,880