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Garbage Collector Salary

The average rate for a Garbage Collector is $13.93 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
$10,948 - $69,043
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,817
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$9.82 - $22.16
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$10,948 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Total Pay (?
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$20,224 - $47,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $22.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,224 - $47,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
United States (change)

Job Description for Garbage Collector

  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
  • May drive trucks, following established route.
  • Transport solid waste to appropriate disposal sites.
  • Manually and mechanically collect solid waste.

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Experience Affects Garbage Collector Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 43%