The average rate for a Garbage Truck Driver is $15.21 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Safety Compliance and Driver/Core Development. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Garbage Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$25,591 - $55,768
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49K
56K
MEDIAN: $36,174
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Garbage Truck Driver Total Pay (?
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$11.60 - $20.67
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,591 - $55,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
Total Pay (?
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$24,759 - $53,777  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$14.96 - $31.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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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$24,759 - $53,777  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Truck Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Garbage Truck Driver Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Garbage Truck Driver Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 30%
Driver/Core Development
up arrow 27%
National Average
$34,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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