Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (47-4071)

Occupation description:  Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 6371 12.71 22
United States 24,70028,700 16.3400 6101,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.2110.5913.26 17.0022.1528.20
Alaska 21.1815.8117.56 20.4223.2428.19
Balance of State 21.3316.4819.14 21.2523.3426.43

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9318 19.437.3 26.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation35
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 58
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.8

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Pipefitter

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems
NCCER Core Curriculum

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Plumbing and Heating Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

 Degree
Fairbanks Area Plumber and Pipefitters   (Fairbanks)
Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Plumbing I Endorsement

 Degree
Plumbers & Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee   (Anchorage)
Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Carpentry & Plumbing Certificate

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, Part 3
2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, Part 4
Plumbing - 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, Part 1
Plumbing - 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, Part 2

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Plumbing Certificate