Garbage Collector Salary

The average rate for a Garbage Collector is $15.49 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$21,745 - $79,949
$22K
$40K
$80K
MEDIAN: $39,950
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50%
90%

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$9.88 - $24.19
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$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.91
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$0$79K
Salary $21,745 - $79,949
Bonus $800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,321 - $66,670
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $9.88 - $24.19
Hourly Tips $10.22
Overtime $0.44 - $45.57
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,321 - $66,670
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

Job Description for Garbage Collector

Garbage collectors usually work directly for local governments, while some may work for private companies which are contracted by local governments. They are responsible for collecting garbage and trash from residential and commercial customers, and must be able to operate large garbage trucks that are often equipped with hydraulic lifting devices which collect containers of garbage and recyclable materials. They must then transport the loads to designated disposal sites.

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Garbage Collector Tasks

  • Transport solid waste to appropriate disposal sites.
  • Manually and mechanically collect solid waste.
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
  • May drive trucks, following established route.

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Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Collector

Pay by Experience for a Garbage Collector has a positive trend. An entry-level Garbage Collector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Garbage Collector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Garbage Collector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 18 salaries. A Garbage Collector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Garbage Collector

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Garbage Collector Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲48%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%