The average hourly pay for a Garbage Truck Driver in Canada is C$20.15.
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C$15 - C$26
C$500 - C$1,500
C$32,312 - C$61,252
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Job Description for Garbage Truck Driver
Garbage truck drivers are responsible for picking up trash from residential and commercial locations, often with mechanical arms of trucks which scoop up garbage and unload it into the truck. These mechanical arms are operated by the driver, so prior experience with similar machinery is highly beneficial. Some jobs are more physically demanding than others, such as when garbage must be loaded manually rather than with machinery. Pushing, lifting, and pulling heavy trash cans are necessary on a …Read more
Garbage Truck Driver Tasks
- Drive truck along designated route, operating lifting devices to collect trash.
- Conduct inspections and maintain truck and equipment to ensure safe, reliable use.
- Deliver trash to disposal sites.
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Popular Skills for Garbage Truck Driver
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Residential and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Truck Driver
An early career Garbage Truck Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$19.58 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Garbage Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.72 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Garbage Truck Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.78 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Garbage Truck Driver in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 10.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (13.3% less) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.4% less).
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