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The average hourly pay for a Garbage Man is $16.19.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $26
$150 - $4,000
Total Pay
$20,905 - $77,222

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Job Description for Garbage Man

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.

Job Satisfaction for Garbage Man

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Popular Skills for Garbage Man

Skills in Machine Operation, Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Management and Health and Wellness.

Pay by Experience Level for Garbage Man

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 $14.52 based on 38 salaries. An early career Garbage Man with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.48 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Garbage Man with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.69 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Garbage Man with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.13 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Garbage Man in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 108.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (28.5% more) and Columbus, Ohio (23.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (33.6% less) and New York, New York (21.2% less).

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