When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.50 per hour) can be spotted in Portland, Ore.; the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (about $17.48), Germantown, Wisc. (around $16.00), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($15.50) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Galesburg, Ill. at approximately $13.48. By state, Waste Management, Inc. pays its Washington employees the most; the pay rate there is $18.34 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Heavy Truck Drivers, Garbage Truck Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, and Operations Support Specialists; while the first receives the highest median pay at $18.51 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $17.20, approximately $16.60, and $15.50, respectively. Waste Management, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Customer Service Representatives ($13.60 on average).
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Waste Management, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn about $16.23 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Waste Management, Inc. people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $15.21 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $24.96 per hour for ASE Master Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. The best paid folks at Waste Management, Inc. have an Associate's Degree, earning $16.19 per hour.
Employees who count Welding among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $23.49 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Machine Operation; slightly more than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Equipment Maintenance, and Data Entry.
Benefits and Perks
A third of respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. A large number of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and stock options.