Garbage Truck Driver Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Garbage Truck Driver is $15.37 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Driver/Core Development and Safety Compliance. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Garbage Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$26,249 - $56,197
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36K
49K
56K
MEDIAN: $36,174
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Garbage Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$11.64 - $21.83
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15
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22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,249 - $56,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
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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$24,926 - $55,843  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $21.83  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $33.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
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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$24,926 - $55,843  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Job Description for Garbage Truck Driver
  • Deliver trash to disposal sites.
  • Conduct inspections and maintain truck and equipment to ensure safe, reliable use.
  • Drive truck along designated route, operating lifting devices to collect trash.
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Experience Affects Garbage Truck Driver Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Garbage Truck Driver Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 38%
Safety Compliance
up arrow 29%
National Average
$35,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.
Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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