Average Garbage Truck Driver Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Garbage Truck Driver in Canada is C$20.15.
MEDIAN C$20.15
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Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$26
C$500 - C$1,500
Total Pay
C$32,312 - C$61,252

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Job Description for Garbage Truck Driver

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.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Garbage Truck Driver

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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