Garbage Truck Driver Salary
|Salary||$27,427 - $65,332|
|Bonus||$35.03 - $2,792|
|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).)
|$27,229 - $57,182|
|Hourly Rate||$12.65 - $22.06|
|Overtime||$18.24 - $32.98|
|Bonus||$35.03 - $2,792|
|Total Pay (||$27,229 - $57,182|
Job Description for Garbage Truck Driver
Garbage truck drivers are responsible for picking up trash from residential and commercial locations, often with mechanical arms of trucks which scoop up garbage and unload it into the truck. These mechanical arms are operated by the driver, so prior experience with similar machinery is highly beneficial. Some jobs are more physically demanding than others, such as when garbage must be loaded manually rather than with machinery.Read More...
Pushing, lifting, and pulling heavy trash cans are necessary on a regular basis, so some jobs may have minimum physical requirements. There may occasionally be harsh weather conditions such as rain or extreme heat may be present, so the driver will work with other garbage collectors to complete the job. In positions which work closely with other garbage collectors, teamwork is essential to meet all deadlines.
Some interaction with customers may occur, and customers may occasionally have complaints which must be addressed, in which case the truck driver will need to respond in a courteous manner and attempt to resolve the issue. The driver may also be in charge of collecting recycling, which may be done on different days. Almost all employers require those in this position to possess a valid driver's license at the time of application.
Garbage Truck Driver Tasks
- Drive truck along designated route, operating lifting devices to collect trash.
- Conduct inspections and maintain truck and equipment to ensure safe, reliable use.
- Deliver trash to disposal sites.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Garbage Truck Driver
Dominating the field, Waste Management, Inc., Republic Services Inc, Waste Connections, Inc., Waste Pro USA, and Republic are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Garbage Truck Drivers. Although Republic Services Inc heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $46K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $30K to $64K.
Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Truck Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Garbage Truck Drivers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $43K.
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