The average pay for a Refuse Collector is $17.30 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$25,407 - $49,579
$37K
MEDIAN: $37,034
50%

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$8.49 - $24.29
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.30
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,034  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,311 - $80,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $24.29  
   
Overtime
$24.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$22,311 - $80,667  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Refuse Collector

  • Transport solid waste to appropriate disposal sites.
  • Manually and mechanically collect solid waste.
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
  • May drive trucks, following established route.

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Key Stats for Refuse Collector

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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