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Waste Disposal Attendant Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$44,207 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Waste Disposal Attendant is $44,207 a year and $21 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Waste Disposal Attendant is between $33,370 and $53,203. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Disposes of radioactive equipment and wastes, performing any combination of following duties: loads contaminated equipment and lead pigs of waste material onto truck, using forklift.
  • Drives truck to storage area and removes load.
  • Shovels specified quantities of ingredients into and tends concrete mixer.
  • Pours or shovels concrete into forms to make disposal coffins (containers).
  • Lifts contaminated equipment or wastes from lead pigs and places them in coffin, using stainless steel rods.
  • Pours concrete into coffin to encase waste.
  • Loads coffins onto truck, using forklift, and transports them to burial ground or arranges for burial at sea.
  • Records amount and type of equipment and waste disposed.
  • May accompany coffins for burial at sea.
  • May clean contaminated equipment for reuse by operating sand blasters, filtering pumps, and steam cleaners or by scrubbing with detergents or solvents.
  • Workers must follow prescribed safety procedures and federal laws regulating waste disposal.
Waste Disposal Attendant Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Job family population: 43,260

Estimated population of Waste Disposal Attendant jobs: 38,758

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Waste Disposal Attendant Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Housekeeping Attendant
Mar 20
Snoqualmie Falls, WA, USA
Salish Lodge & Spa
House Attendant Is "YES" your favorite word? Are you full of enthusiasm and immensely determined to ... Washes windows, door panels, and sills. • Empties and transports all trash and waste to disposal ...
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