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Sewer Pipe Cleaner Salary

$32,628 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$460

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 16, 2019

The average pay for a Sewer Pipe Cleaner is $32,628 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Sewer Pipe Cleaner is between $25,127 and $38,737. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Removes roots, debris, and other refuse from clogged sewer lines and drains, using portable electric sewer cleaning machine, and repairs breaks in underground piping: positions or disassembles sewer trap machine at sewer or drain outlet.
  • Removes drain cover, using wrench.
  • Installs rotary knives on flexible cable, mounted on reel of machine, according to diameter of pipe to be cleaned.
  • Starts machine to feed revolving cable into opening, stopping machine and changing knives as necessary to conform to diameter or contour of pipe.
  • Withdraws cable to deposit accumulated residue removed from pipe in containers for disposal.
  • Observes residue for evidence of mud, indicating broken sewer line.
  • Measures distance from sewer opening to suspected break, using plumbers' snake, tapeline, or by estimating position of cutting head within sewer.
  • Notifies coworkers to dig out ruptured line or digs out shallow sewers, using shovel.
  • Removes and replaces broken tile section or pipe, using caulking compound and cement to form watertight joint.
  • Replaces or directs replacement of earth.
  • Replaces dull knives and performs repairs on machine, using handtools.
  • May estimate cost of service to customer.
  • May clean sewage collection points and sanitary lines in streets and sewage plants.
Sewer Pipe Cleaner Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Job family population: 27,090

Estimated population of Sewer Pipe Cleaner jobs: 15,282

Rate of error: 3.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,825
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Sewer Pipe Cleaner Job Listings for United States

Underground Camera Operator ($1500 Sign On Bonus)
Nov 30
Spokane, United States
Pro-pipe
To apply, simply TEXT Pipe to 25000 and our virtual assistant Olivia will get you connected with ... Knowledge in confined space entry, cleaning sewer lines, and construction safety Must have strong ...
Industrial Service Operator: VS-Waterblasting - Pewaukee, WI
Dec 11
Pewaukee, WI, USA
Visu-Sewer
Operation of industrial water blast units and vacuum trucks to clean boilers, tubes, tanks, silos ... of sewer pipes. With highly trained crews and extensive experience, Visu-Sewer also provides ...
Pipe Layer
Dec 9
Fontana, CA, USA
Company Construction
... Ensure a clean and safe working environment and addressing any potential safety concerns ... sewer, and storm drain system · Able to dig trenches to locate utilities by hand or using ...
Pipe Inspection Camera Operator - Competitive Salary
Nov 8
Chesapeake City, United States
Hydrostructures
... storm sewer pipes. The successful candidates will be enthusiastic and hardworking; an organized ... cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs Requirements: Experience operating robotic pipe ...
SIMON | Construction Laborer (Pipe Crew)-Cheyenne, WY
Sep 25
Cheyenne, United States
Colas
... water, sewer, and similar utilities components • Engage in multiple forms of physical labor ... and cleaning of construction equipment • Direct movement of traffic through site, using, signs ...

The average pay for a Sewer Pipe Cleaner is $32,628 a year and $16 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Sewer Pipe Cleaner is between $25,127 and $38,737. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Underground Camera Operator ($1500 Sign On Bonus)
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To apply, simply TEXT Pipe to 25000 and our virtual assistant Olivia will get you connected with ... Knowledge in confined space entry, cleaning sewer lines, and construction safety Must have strong ...
Industrial Service Operator: VS-Waterblasting - Pewaukee, WI
Dec 11
Pewaukee, WI, USA
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Operation of industrial water blast units and vacuum trucks to clean boilers, tubes, tanks, silos ... of sewer pipes. With highly trained crews and extensive experience, Visu-Sewer also provides ...
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