Average Salary for Waste Connections, Inc. Employees

Based in Folsom, Calif.,refuse systems sector player Waste Connections, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Operations Manager and Assistant Controller positions. Employees at Waste Connections, Inc. make $60K per year on average. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for Waste Connections, Inc. workers, followed by your experience level and your job title. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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 (?
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[-]Operations Manager (8)
$47,048 - $113,505  
[-]Operations Manager (8)
Salary$45,355 - $99,372  
Bonus$1,240 - $25,521  
Total Pay$47,048 - $113,505  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (4)
$32,529 - $75,941  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (4)
Bonus$43.75 - $3,570  
Total Pay$32,529 - $75,941  
[+]Assistant Controller (4)
$42,443 - $94,448  
[+]Assistant Controller (4)
Salary$38,488 - $80,204  
Bonus$1,387 - $17,490  
Total Pay$42,443 - $94,448  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (4)
$33,090 - $90,849  
[+]Heavy Equipment Operator (4)
Bonus$81.75 - $2,101  
Total Pay$33,090 - $90,849  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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About This Company

Folsom, California 95630

Refuse Systems

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Houston; Denver ($66K), Mccall (around $65K), and Tacoma (about $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $45K) in Wichita, one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $100K per year.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $68K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $61K. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home about $66K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Financial Controllers, who earn $71K, closely trailed by Operations Managers (around $69K), Environmental Specialists ($65K), and Assistant Controllers ($59K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $80K for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a First Aid Administrator can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $73K. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $67K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Budget Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $85K. A relatively widespread skill at Waste Connections, Inc. is Operations Management; more than a third of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Leadership, People Management, and Microsoft Office.


Men make up the majority of employees in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Merely 38 percent at Waste Connections, Inc. earn paid vacation and paid sick time. The vast majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Waste Connections, Inc. provides health insurance to a solid majority of workers, and the greater part of workers do receive dental coverage. Waste Connections, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, stock options, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Waste Connections, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$45,615 - $76,864
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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