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Hazardous Waste Management Specialists


The title hazardous waste management specialist encompasses a group of people who do one or more of the following: identify hazardous waste, ensure safe handling and disposal, and work to reduce the generation of hazardous waste. Because their duties vary so widely, hazardous waste management specialists may work for a number of different employers, from producers of hazardous waste such as industry, hospitals, and utilities to government agencies that monitor these producers. They may also work for the solid waste or public health departments of local governments. There are about 45,900 hazardous materials removal workers (including specialists) employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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