The highest paychecks go to Diesel Mechanics, who earn an average $25.00 per hour, closely trailed by Administrative Assistants ($21.18), Heavy Equipment Operators (around $20.40), and Tractor-Trailer Drivers (approximately $19.28). Accounts Payable Clerks are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $14.90.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.42 per hour) can be spotted in Clifton Park, N.Y.; Tacoma, Wash. (approximately $21.25), Aberdeen, Wash. ($19.77), and Fort Worth, Texas ($19.50) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Houston, Texas; in fact, at about $16.21 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Waste Connections, Inc. workers in New York earn the most — $20.91 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $16.67 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $16.11 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Class A Commercial Driver License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $25.24 per hour. The best paid folks at Waste Connections, Inc. have an Associate of Business Administration (ABA), earning approximately $21.18 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Heavy Equipment Repair among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $18.63 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; roughly a fifth of Waste Connections, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Data Entry, Microsoft Excel, and Accounts Payable.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Waste Connections, Inc. gives paid vacation days to a quarter of workers and sick leave to one in ten workers. A strong majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of respondents and dental coverage for most survey participants. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and 401(a).