Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
60%
risk level
POLLING
39%
Based on 16 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,610
or $21.93 per hour
Volume
27,660
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.6/10

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Automation risk

60% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

39% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 60% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' was $45,610, or $21 per hour

'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' were paid 1.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 27,660 people employed as 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 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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