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Garbage Man Salary

A Garbage Man earns an average wage of $17.11 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$20,361 - $55,643
(Median)
$20K
$35K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,216
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$10.03 - $25.76
(Median)
$10
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,361 - $55,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$21,300 - $63,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$11.26 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
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).
)
$21,300 - $63,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Garbage Man

The politically correct term for garbage man is garbage collector. A garbage collector works to collect waste from residential and commercial locations that will then be transported to a landfill. This duty is important in maintaining the hygiene of neighborhoods.

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Garbage Man 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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Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Man

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Garbage Man Reviews

What is it like working as a Garbage Man?

Garbage Man in Fridley:
Pros: We make it so there's no trash floating around. Its recession proof, I like 2 co-workers. And I get a workout.
Cons: Bosses kids get special treatment. Extremely physical with little to no breaks. I didn't get insurance until 2 years after starting nor did I get a raise till middle if my 2nd year.

Experience Affects Garbage Man Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%