Average Hourly Rate for Waste Management, Inc. Employees

Those in the physically-demanding field of refuse systems will find considerable employment opportunities at Waste Management, Inc.. Stationed in Houston, Texas, this company has openings ranging from Garbage Truck Driver to Heavy Equipment Operator. Waste Management, Inc. workers earn an average of $17.37 per hour normally and $27.01 during overtime hours. For the most part, employee paychecks at Waste Management, Inc. fluctuate depending on your city; your job title and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Houston, Texas 77002


Refuse Systems


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.92 per hour) can be spotted in Rochester, N.Y.; Portland, Ore. (approximately $18.64), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($17.49), and Phoenix, Ariz. (about $16.99) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Pittsburgh, Pa. at $14.88. Across Waste Management, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home around $18.43 per hour.


Diesel Mechanics rake in the most money, with average earnings of $20.99 per hour; Diesel Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $19.61, while Heavy Truck Drivers and Garbage Truck Drivers rank near the top as well (around $19.14 and about $17.29, respectively). Equipment Operators make an average $14.95, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $18.27 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Waste Management, Inc. employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $15.52 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Air Conditioning Service Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $22.48 per hour. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Waste Management, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $18.58 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $21.81 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Waste Management, Inc. is Customer Service; one in six of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Heavy Equipment Repair, Machine Operation, and Troubleshooting.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 19 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A fair number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Waste Management, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Waste Management, Inc.


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$13 - $19
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
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