Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
60%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$44,810
or $21.54 hourly
VOLUME
28,620
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 60% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2031
'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' was $44,810, or $21.54 hourly
'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' are paid 2.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners?

As of 2021 there were 28,620 people employed as Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 47-4071.00

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