When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $75K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($66K), Mccall, Idaho (about $65K), and Tacoma, Wash. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $47K) is Wichita, Kan. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at $68K per year.
Earning about $79K annually on average, Financial Controllers receive the most money, followed by Operations Managers ($70K), Environmental Specialists ($65K), and Assistant Controllers (around $60K). Financial compensation for Operations Managers is rather low — on average only $60K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Waste Connections, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $62K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $60K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Waste Connections, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average about $66K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Occupational Safety and Health Administraters receive bigger paychecks ($82K annually) than those without credentials. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Waste Connections, Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $66K per year.
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 regularly seen around here; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. People Management, Team Leadership, and Budget Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in three respondents receiving paid vacation and one in four survey participants receiving paid sick days. Most respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Waste Connections, Inc. sponsors. Waste Connections, Inc. provides health insurance to most workers, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, stock options, and life insurance.