Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Garbage Man is $17.62
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Men?
An entry-level Garbage Man with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.73 based on 43 salaries. An early career Garbage Man with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.57 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Garbage …Read more
What Do Garbage Men Do?
Garbage men are more professionally known as "refuse collectors," and their main responsibility is to drive along assigned routes and collect trash and recycling. Most garbage men work early in the morning, and their main "tool" is a garbage truck with hydraulic lifts, which allow the truck to pick up trash containers. For some garbage men, getting out of the truck is unnecessary; however, those without hydraulic lifts must manually lift and deposit trash into the garbage truck, so it's highly …Read more