Financial Controllers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $79K per year; Operations Managers, Environmental Specialists, and Assistant Controllers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $69K, $65K, and $62K, respectively. Operations Managers at Waste Connections, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $60K on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $61K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $62K per year. Overall, the greater share of Waste Connections, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $65K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $68K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($66K), Mccall, Idaho ($65K), and Tacoma, Wash. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Waste Connections, Inc. pays its Alaska employees the most; the pay rate there is around $77K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $82K per year for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Waste Connections, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $66K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $78K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Waste Connections, Inc. is Operations Management, with roughly one-half considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know People Management, Team Leadership, and Budget Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in four employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, stock options, and life insurance.