$36,509
Avg. Salary
$15.36
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Garbage Man is $15.36 per hour.

The average pay for a Garbage Man is $36,509 per year.

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$9.70
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$25.05
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MEDIAN $15.36
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$19k
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$80k
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MEDIAN $36,509
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$0$79K
Salary $19,361 - $79,733
Bonus $101 - $3,064
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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$20,292 - $72,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $9.70 - $25.05
Hourly Tips $0.91
Overtime $12.58 - $43.86
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $101 - $3,064
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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$20,292 - $72,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 252

Job Description for Garbage Man

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 recommended to have good upper body strength before considering this job.

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Garbage Man 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.

Garbage Man Pay By Employer

$0$52K

$37,772

$36,000

Garbage Man Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Man

Pay by Experience for a Garbage Man has a positive trend. An entry-level Garbage Man with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Garbage Man 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 46 salaries. An experienced Garbage Man which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 52 salaries. A Garbage Man with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 21 salaries.

Garbage Man Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Garbage Man?

Garbage Man in Fort Worth:
"Work in the eyes of the every day."
Pros: I feel welcome and at home
Cons: Working more then I plans 40+

Garbage Man in Delavan:
"It's s not that bad of a job."
Be good to the customers. Makes your job easier in the long run. Enjoy being out doors.

Garbage Man in Plymouth:
"Not bad but the salary is not worth it."

Garbage Man in Fridley:
Pros: We make it so there's no trash floating around. Its recession proof, I like 2 co-workers. And I get a workout.
Cons: Bosses kids get special treatment. Extremely physical with little to no breaks. I didn't get insurance until 2 years after starting nor did I get a raise till middle if my 2nd year.

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Key Stats for Garbage Man

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Garbage Man Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Late-Career
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Garbage Man Salaries

CDL
▲13%

National Average
$35,000

Driving
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 26%