Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $33K to $39K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $42K. After working for two decades in the field, Garbage Truck Drivers experience a drop in salary, averaging $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.