Salary for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Also known as:  Electric Sewer Cleaning Machine Operator, Septic Pump Truck Driver, Septic Tank Cleaner, Sewage Screen Operator, Sewer and Drain Technician, Sewer Cleaner, Sewer Pipe Cleaner

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These employees repair, clean and maintain sewer pipes and septic tanks, sewer lines or drains. They also sometimes patch partitions of the sewer wall, repair breaks in underground piping, or replace damaged drain tiles. The work environment for this job can be stressful, as employees must sometimes utilize dangerous tools and work in environments that are not sanitary. These employees are sometimes asked to complete high school or earn their GED before they can be hired, but not always. Most septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners learn their trade on-site rather than completing a formal education program.

A Septic Tank Servicer or Sewer Pipe Cleaner can get wages of somewhere between 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of education. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners will most likely receive an average pay level of Thirty Three Thousand Seven Hundred dollars every year.

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners receive the highest pay in Connecticut, which has job pay of close to $46600. This group of people have the most lucrative average salary level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive an average salary rate of $39630.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.86 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $39,630
Other Services (except Public Administration) $37,610
Construction $34,670
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,480
Utilities $33,050
Manufacturing $31,130
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $30,090
Manufacturing $31,130
Utilities $33,050
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,480
Construction $34,670
Other Services (except Public Administration) $37,610
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