When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. (about $66K), Mccall, Idaho (around $65K), and Tacoma, Wash. (approximately $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Wichita, Kan. is near the bottom for pay at $45K. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at $68K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $59K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $62K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $66K per year on average.
Operations Managers earn the highest median pay at $70K annually, followed by Environmental Specialists ($65K), Operations Managers (about $60K), and Assistant Controllers ($59K).
Certifications and Degrees
Occupational Safety and Health Administraters have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $82K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Waste Connections, Inc. awards about $66K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $78K annually. Operations Management is a popular skill among Waste Connections, Inc. workers, with just over two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know People Management, Budget Management, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in four workers get sick leave. Waste Connections, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for most survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of respondents. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, stock options, and relocation expenses.