Garbage Collector Salary

The average pay for a Garbage Collector is $14.28 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$20,203 - $79,067
(Median)
$20K
$42K
$79K
MEDIAN: $42,253
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$9.96 - $21.83
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,203 - $79,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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).
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$21,025 - $69,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $21.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28  
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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).
)
$21,025 - $69,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Garbage Collector

Garbage collectors usually work directly for local governments, while some may work for private companies which are contracted by local governments. They are responsible for collecting garbage and trash from residential and commercial customers, and must be able to operate large garbage trucks that are often equipped with hydraulic lifting devices which collect containers of garbage and recyclable materials. They must then transport the loads to designated disposal sites.

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Garbage Collector Tasks

  • 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 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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