SOC Code 47-4041 - Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

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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.


SOC Code 47-4041 - Hazardous Materials Removal Workers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 44,240 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $22.95 and average Annual Wage of $47,740.

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Occupation Examples

  • Asbestos Abatement Worker
  • Asbestos Remover
  • Decontamination Worker
  • Hazard Waste Handler
  • Hazmat Technician
  • Irradiated Fuel Handler
  • Lead Abatement Worker
  • Radiological Control and Safety Technician

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