Average Garbage Collector Hourly Pay

$15.18
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$814
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The average hourly pay for a Garbage Collector is $15.18.
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$9.71
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$15.18
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$24.10
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What Do Garbage Collectors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Garbage Collector

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Collectors?

An entry-level Garbage Collector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.46 based on 18 salaries. An early career Garbage Collector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.33 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Garbage Collector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.64 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Garbage Collector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.93 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Garbage Collector in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 104.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (25.2% more) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (20.9% less) and Columbus, Ohio (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 82 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.0%
Early Career
36.6%
Mid Career
19.5%
Experienced
15.9%
Late Career
6.1%