Hazmat Technician

Code: 47-4041.00

Also known as: Abatement Worker, Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Hazard Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Asbestos Worker, Decontamination / Decommissioning Operator (D & D Operator), Hazmat Technician (Hazardous Materials Technician), Waste Handling Technician

Description: Hazmat Technicians are responsible for cleaning up and neutralizing hazardous materials that can be corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive. This may involve the disposal of radioactive and nuclear waste, poisons, lead, asbestos and other dangerous materials. Hazmat Technicians have a high school degree and are trained on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires Hazmat Technicians to have at least 40 hours of training.

Hazmat Technician

Typical wages

10% $30,590
25% $36,210
Median $45,270
75% $58,970
90% $76,570
10% $14.71
25% $17.41
Median $21.77
75% $28.35
90% $36.81

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 5,600