Average Hourly Rate for Waste Management, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the refuse systems, from Garbage Truck Driver to Heavy Equipment Operator. Waste Management, Inc. offers employees an average of $17.81 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $27.45. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for Waste Management, Inc. workers, followed by how long you've been working and your role at the company. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Waste Management, Inc. Hourly Rate




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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 493
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About This Company

Houston, Texas 77002


Refuse Systems


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Waste Management, Inc. pays its employees an average of $17.62 an hour. Hourly pay at Waste Management, Inc. ranges from an average of $13.24 to $23.82 an hour. Waste Management, Inc. employees with the job title Consultant, Public Relations make the most with an average hourly rate of $40.69, while employees with the title Customer Service Associate make the least with an average hourly rate of $7.59.


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.

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Key Stats for Waste Management, Inc.


26 %
74 %
Hourly Rate
$13 - $19
Hourly Rate
$13 - $21

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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