Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (47-4041)

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 412 451 9.47 18 36 58
United States 45900 50800 0.0 2100 4000 6600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 23.64 14.71 17.41 21.77 28.35 36.81
Alaska 28.64 15.36 21.15 27.10 32.70 46.02
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.33 21.31 23.89 27.23 30.37 50.64
Balance of State 26.70 12.61 16.12 26.36 36.85 44.25

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.