The highest paychecks go to District Operations Managers, who earn an average about $95K annually, closely trailed by Financial Controllers ($79K), Operations Managers (approximately $69K), and Environmental Specialists (around $65K). Operations Supervisors make an average $56K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $62K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $61K annually. Overall, the greater share of Waste Connections, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $67K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $68K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($66K), Tacoma, Wash. ($66K), and Mccall, Idaho (about $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Waste Connections, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Alaska earn the most, taking home around $77K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $82K annually for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Waste Connections, Inc. — these employees make the most at $84K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Budget Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $85K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; just over a half consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know People Management, Leadership, and Team Leadership as well.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Waste Connections, Inc. gives paid vacation days to a quarter of survey participants and sick leave to 19 percent. A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.