Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Shred-it for between five and 10 years earn about $15.38 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Shred-it people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $16.31 per hour on average.
Tractor-Trailer Drivers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $19.03 per hour; Customer Service Representatives come in second with average earnings amounting to $16.67, while Light or Delivery Services Truck Drivers and Accounts Receivable Specialists rank near the top as well (approximately $16.25 and $15.30, respectively). Shred-it hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Route Drivers (approximately $15.03 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.01 per hour) can be spotted in Buffalo, N.Y.; Omaha, Neb. (about $15.30), Salt Lake City, Utah (around $15.21), and Winston-Salem, N.C. ($14.72) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; pay there average to $18.78 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Class B Commercial Driver License Holders earn about $17.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Shred-it awards $17.83 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Relations; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $17.97 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Shred-it workforce; the greater part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Safety Compliance, Microsoft Excel, and Accounts Receivable round out the set of key employee skills.
Shred-it's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of employees save for retirement through Shred-it's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of employees, and a fair number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well.