Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

4.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
85%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
14.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,120
or $19.77 hourly
VOLUME
29,880
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 85% (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 14.3% by 2030
'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' was $41,120, or $19.77 hourly
'Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners' are paid 2.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 29,880 people employed as Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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