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Average Hourly Rate for Waste Management, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the refuse systems industry, from Heavy Equipment Operator to Garbage Truck Driver. Excluding overtime pay (which brings in $24.71), people who work for Waste Management, Inc. earn an approximate salary of $16.26 per hour. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at Waste Management, Inc., but what you do at the company and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Waste Management, Inc. typically pays:
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below market

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Hourly Rate Range by Job
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$0$12$24$36
[-]Heavy Equipment Operator (27)
$14.31 - $23.60  
   
[-]Heavy Equipment Operator (27)
Overtime$18.38 - $34.77  
   
Hourly Rate$14.31 - $23.60  
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (20)
$11.84 - $22.83  
   
[+]Garbage Truck Driver (20)
Overtime$18.25 - $35.51  
   
Hourly Rate$11.84 - $22.83  
[+]Route Driver (12)
$12.26 - $21.55  
   
[+]Route Driver (12)
Hourly Rate$12.26 - $21.55  
   
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (8)
$9.82 - $18.45  
   
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (8)
Hourly Rate$9.82 - $18.45  
   
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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Waste Management, Inc. Details

Address:

1001 FANNIN STREET
Houston, Texas 77002

Year Established:

1894

Industries:

Refuse Systems

Number of Employees:

48,000

Also Known As:

Waste Management Inc, Wastemanagement Inc
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Locations

Median pay is highest in Portland ($24.00 per hour), followed by Philadelphia (about $18.00), the company's headquarter city of Houston ($17.03), and Washington (approximately $16.50). On the lower end is Pittsburgh at $13.79. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where pay average out at around $17.69 per hour.

Jobs

Heavy Equipment Operators rake in the most money, with average earnings of $17.77; Route Drivers come in second with typical earnings amounting to $17.49, while Garbage Truck Drivers and Equipment Operators rank near the top as well (around $17.04 and $16.71, respectively). At approximately $13.62, Customer Service Representatives are among the lowest paid at Waste Management, Inc.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of about $15.83. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (31 percent) have worked in their field for one to four years and now make $14.89 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $23.32 for Automotive Service Exellence Certificate Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Human Resource Managers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of around $18.93 per hour. Those with a B.A. in Communication at Waste Management, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $20.00 per hour.

Skills

In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Equipment Maintenance; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $17.92. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; nearly one in four consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Waste Management, Inc. lets only 45 percent take paid vacation and only a quarter of workers take sick leave. The greater part of workers report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Waste Management, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and a casual working environment.

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Vacation Weeks
2.1 Weeks
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Gender Breakdown
28%
71%
51%
48%
37%
62%
Years of Experience
 
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Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Life Insurance/Disability
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave
401(k), Casual Dress/Atmosphere, Cell Phone

Key Stats

Gender

Female

28 %

female alumni

Male

72 %

male alumni
Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
Hourly Rate
$12 - $20

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

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