Garbage Truck Driver Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Garbage Truck Driver is $15.44 per hour. A skill in Driver/Core Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Garbage Truck Driver Salary (?
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$25,869 - $57,154
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $36,457
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Garbage Truck Driver Salary (?
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$11.72 - $21.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,869 - $57,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,210  
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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$24,984 - $55,817  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $32.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,210  
   
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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$24,984 - $55,817  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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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 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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