Heavy Truck Drivers earn the highest median pay at $18.50 per hour, followed by Heavy Equipment Operators (around $17.65), Garbage Truck Drivers (about $17.29), and Route Drivers ($15.72). Customer Service Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $13.60.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.00 per hour) can be spotted in Clarksburg, W.Va.; the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (approximately $17.62), Windsor, Conn. ($16.72), and Germantown, Wisc. ($16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Pittsburgh, Pa. is near the bottom for pay at $14.35. Across Waste Management, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home around $19.38 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $16.72 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Waste Management, Inc. people (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $15.40 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Air Conditioning Service Certifications earn $24.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Waste Management, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $15.90 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Welding; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $22.96 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Machine Operation, Microsoft Excel, and Equipment Maintenance as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three employees receiving paid vacation and slightly more than a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. Most workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most survey participants. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and free drinks.