Avg. Base Hourly Rate (CAD)
The average hourly pay for a Garbage Truck Driver is C$21.71
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Truck Drivers?
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$21.56 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Garbage Truck Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.47 based on 21 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Garbage Truck Drivers Do?
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
- 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.