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Average Salary for Waste Connections, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Folsom, California, Waste Connections, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the refuse systems industry, from Operations Manager to Assistant Controller. Waste Connections, Inc. generally pays its employees $61K annually. Where you live plays the largest role in compensation at Waste Connections, Inc., but how long you've been working and what you do at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Waste Connections, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Waste Connections, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Operations Manager (8)
$47,306 - $111,838  
[-]Operations Manager (8)
Salary$45,674 - $100,923  
Bonus$1,199 - $20,982  
Total Pay$47,306 - $111,838  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (5)
$33,308 - $90,255  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (5)
Bonus$102.44 - $4,052  
Total Pay$33,308 - $90,255  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (4)
$32,476 - $75,452  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (4)
Bonus$18.45 - $2,925  
Total Pay$32,476 - $75,452  
[+]Assistant Controller (3)
$40,871 - $95,719  
[+]Assistant Controller (3)
Salary$38,486 - $77,855  
Bonus$1,163 - $18,633  
Total Pay$40,871 - $95,719  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Waste Connections, Inc. Details

Folsom, California 95630

Refuse Systems

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Median pay is highest in Houston ($88K per year), followed by Denver ($66K), Mccall ($65K), and Tacoma (approximately $64K). At around $45K, Wichita is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Waste Connections, Inc. pays its Texas employees the most; the pay rate there is about $88K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $61K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the $68K mark. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Waste Connections, Inc. people (34 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn approximately $67K per year.


Typically, Financial Controllers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $71K; Operations Managers, Environmental Specialists, and Assistant Controllers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $69K, around $65K, and $59K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks ($80K) than those without credentials. Earning a First Aid Administrator certification garners significant financial rewards of around $73K annually. The best paid folks at Waste Connections, Inc. have a Bachelor's Degree, earning approximately $68K per year.


Employees who count Budget Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $85K. Operations Management is a popular skill in the Waste Connections, Inc. workforce; over a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Leadership, People Management, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.


The number of male employees outweighs the number of women; Waste Connections, Inc. has a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (36 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Waste Connections, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all workers participate. At Waste Connections, Inc., a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, stock options, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats

24 %
76 %
$50,980 - $106,000
$45,615 - $76,864
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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