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

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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 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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Utilities
$58,790
Public Administration
$56,640
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,540
Educational Services
$54,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,690
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$48,620

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,500
Wholesale Trade
$44,910
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,450
Manufacturing
$47,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,450
Construction
$48,470