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

Workforce Statistics

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

35, 550 27, 610 68, 220 14, 130 58, 310

Data series Employment,

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

19.47 21.80 40, 500 45, 330 12.24 13.37 25, 450 27, 810 17.05 17.72 35, 470 36, 860 16.59 17.37 34, 520 36, 130 19.05 20.36 39, 620 42, 350

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean

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.

65 63 71 78

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

2012 2013 2014 2015

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in waste management and remediation services.