When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.00 per hour) can be spotted in Portland; Philadelphia (around $18.00), the company's headquarter city of Houston (about $17.03), and Germantown ($15.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $13.11) is Pittsburgh. By state, Waste Management, Inc. pays its Colorado employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $18.00 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Heavy Equipment Operators, who bring in close to $17.62, though Garbage Truck Drivers are not far behind at $17.26 along with Route Drivers ($16.54) and Heavy Truck Drivers (around $16.50). Waste Management, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Customer Service Representatives (approximately $13.62).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make about $15.83. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $14.89 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Automotive Service Exellence Certificate Holders receive bigger paychecks ($23.32) than those without credentials. Earning a Certified Human Resource Manager certification garners significant financial rewards of about $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.
When it comes to skills, Equipment Maintenance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $17.92. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Waste Management, Inc. workforce; just over one in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Machine Operation, Data Entry, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only 44 percent at Waste Management, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in four workers can take sick leave. The greater part of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Waste Management, Inc. are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, stock options, and free drinks.