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Average Salary for Waste Connections, Inc. Employees

Folsom, Calif.-based Waste Connections, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Operations Manager to Assistant Controller in the refuse systems. The average employee at Waste Connections, Inc. takes home $60K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Waste Connections, Inc. employees is geography, though how long you've been working and what you do at the company play a role as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Waste Connections, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above 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 (9)
$46,919 - $117,988  
[-]Operations Manager (9)
Salary$45,056 - $102,166  
Bonus$1,442 - $20,965  
Profit Disbursement$682 - $13,021  
Total Pay$46,919 - $117,988  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (5)
$26,170 - $58,675  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (5)
Bonus$88.01 - $3,450  
Total Pay$26,170 - $58,675  
[+]Assistant Controller (4)
$41,948 - $95,444  
[+]Assistant Controller (4)
Salary$39,313 - $77,438  
Bonus$1,251 - $16,599  
Total Pay$41,948 - $95,444  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (4)
$33,222 - $90,552  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (4)
Bonus$112.39 - $3,764  
Total Pay$33,222 - $90,552  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Folsom, California 95630

Refuse Systems

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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.

Key Stats for Waste Connections, Inc.


28 %
72 %
$50,000 - $65,000
$45,958 - $76,954
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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