Waste Management Industry Overview
The waste management and remediation services subsector consists of these industry groups:
- Waste Collection: NAICS 5621
- Waste Treatment and Disposal: NAICS 5622
- Remediation and Other Waste Management Services: NAICS 5629
This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in waste management and remediation services. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.
Employment and Unemployment
(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey
Employment by Occupation
Earnings and Hours
This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in waste management and remediation services.
Earnings by Occupation
|Data series||Wages, 2016|
Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in waste management and remediation services. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
This section presents data on the number of establishments in waste management and remediation services.