Sanitation Worker Salary

Sanitation Workers in the United States can expect wages of $12.04 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $8.77 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.36. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Sanitation Workers is high. While some workers in this profession — about a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$21,233 - $72,582
(Median)
$21K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $41,022
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$8.77 - $18.36
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,233 - $72,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$18,734 - $51,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $18.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$11.80 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$18,734 - $51,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Job Description for Sanitation Worker

Sanitation workers carry out tasks relating to the sanitation and upkeep of facilities and facets of operation within a company. The duties of a sanitation worker vary based on what is needed within a company; some examples include sanitation of various equipment used, proper disposal of waste, and the sanitation of work areas. Restrooms may also be cleaned by sanitation workers.

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Sanitation Worker Tasks

  • Perform basic housekeeping including cleaning floors, walls, ceiling, air vents and lights.
  • Operate the system to clean and sanitize equipment, tanks and pipelines.
  • Disassemble, clean sanitize and reassemble all equipment as needed.
  • Perform basic preventive maintenance of gaskets, seals and other equipment on all product contact surfaces as needed.

Common Career Paths for Sanitation Worker


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Advancing into a Sanitation Supervisor role seems to be a popular career move for Sanitation Workers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $46K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sanitation Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Sanitation Workers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sanitation Workers make a median salary of $38K. Sanitation Workers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Sanitation Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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