When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $20.52 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $19.49), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (about $19.00), and Lombard, Ill. ($17.71) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($12.61) in San Antonio, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Colorado, where pay average out at $18.83 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $17.92 per hour. The largest fraction of Waste Management, Inc. people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $16.02 per hour on average.
Diesel Mechanics are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $20.55 per hour; Diesel Technicians, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and Heavy Equipment Operators also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $20.52, $18.57, and $18.03, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Waste Management, Inc. are Route Drivers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $17.09.
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $23.00 per hour. Employees who have a Graduate Certificate, Collision Repair make the most here, hauling in around $21.07 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Electronic Troubleshooting seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $21.60 per hour. A garden variety skill at Waste Management, Inc. is Customer Service; slightly less than one-fifth of Waste Management, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Heavy Equipment Repair, Machine Operation, and Troubleshooting.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of respondents — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A fair number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, life insurance, free drinks, and a casual working environment.