Waste management & remediation services

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Workforce
438k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.1
Estimated Job Growth
0.8%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$51,511
Average Male Salary
$53,341
Average Female Salary
$42,875

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The top three occupations in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Refuse & recyclable material collectors, Other managers, Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand. On average, full-time employees in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group work 45.7 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $54,889. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $17,143.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group are Alliance City PUMA, OH, Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY, and Red Bank & Tinton Falls (North) Boroughs PUMA, NJ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Waste management & remediation services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers are the most common position, but the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Refuse & recyclable material collectors, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Waste management & remediation services goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

438k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 466k
-2.01%
1 Year Growth
± 5.16%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 438k people employed in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group has been declining at a rate of -2.01%, , from 475k people in 2017 to 466k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Waste management & remediation services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Driver/sales workers & truck drivers represent the largest share of positions held in Waste management & remediation services at 25.3%, followed by Refuse & recyclable material collectors with 12.6% and Other managers with 5.54%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Waste management & remediation services employs an unusually high number of Refuse & recyclable material collectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, and Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Waste management & remediation services, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Sales managers, and Industrial production managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$51,511
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,686

On average, employees in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group make $51,511 per year. This number makes Waste management & remediation services the 153 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.381
WAGE GINI

Waste management & remediation services has a wage GINI of 0.381, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Waste management & remediation services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $53,341 and $42,875. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

81.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±7.01k
384k
MALE WORKFORCE
±15.2k

82.5% of workers in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,341
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,916
$42,875
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,255

On average, Male workers in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group make 1.24 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group earn 1.07 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Waste management & remediation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Waste management & remediation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Waste management & remediation services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Waste management & remediation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Waste management & remediation services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the waste management and remediation services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The waste management and remediation services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.8%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is waste management and remediation services.
0.8%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is waste management and remediation services.
1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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