Garbage Man Salary

A Garbage Man earns an average wage of $15.79 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,474 - $63,107

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$9.00 - $24.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,474 - $63,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Total Pay (?
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$20,345 - $62,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$12.33 - $42.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$20,345 - $62,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Garbage Man

Garbage men are more professionally known as "refuse collectors," and their main responsibility is to drive along assigned routes and collect trash and recycling. Most garbage men work early in the morning, and their main "tool" is a garbage truck with hydraulic lifts, which allow the truck to pick up trash containers. For some garbage men, getting out of the truck is unnecessary; however, those without hydraulic lifts must manually lift and deposit trash into the garbage truck, so it's highly recommended to have good upper body strength before considering this job.

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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.

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Experience Affects Garbage Man Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 26%
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