Sanitation Worker Salary

Average Sanitation Workers in the United States make around $12.33 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. There are far more male Sanitation Workers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. The majority of Sanitation Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$23,565 - $75,429
$24K
$37K
$75K
MEDIAN: $37,197
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$9.76 - $18.47
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MEDIAN: $12.41
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$0$75K
Salary $23,565 - $75,429
Bonus $-0.50 - $1,357
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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$20,859 - $48,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.76 - $18.47
Overtime $13.88 - $28.98
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $-0.50 - $1,357
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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$20,859 - $48,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 462

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Job Description for Sanitation Worker

Sanitation workers carry out tasks relating to the sanitation and upkeep of facilities and facets of operation within a company. The duties of a sanitation worker vary based on what is needed within a company; some examples include sanitation of various equipment used, proper disposal of waste, and the sanitation of work areas. Restrooms may also be cleaned by sanitation workers.

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Sanitation Worker Tasks

  • Disassemble, clean sanitize and reassemble all equipment as needed.
  • Perform basic preventive maintenance of gaskets, seals and other equipment on all product contact surfaces as needed.
  • Perform basic housekeeping including cleaning floors, walls, ceiling, air vents and lights.
  • Operate the system to clean and sanitize equipment, tanks and pipelines.

Common Career Paths for Sanitation Worker


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Sanitation Workers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Sanitation Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $46K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sanitation Worker

Pay by Experience for a Sanitation Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Sanitation Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 390 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sanitation Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Sanitation Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 48 salaries. A Sanitation Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,779

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Sanitation Workers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 75 percent above the national average. Sanitation Workers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+22 percent) and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

Sanitation Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sanitation Worker?

Sanitation Worker in Hanover:
"Sanitation."
Pros: Always busy, hard work, takes 7 days a week to complete.
Cons: The possibility of hurting oneself.

Sanitation Worker in Fargo:
"Its great I can get raped when ever I like."
Pros: I get raped and I get free meth along with herion.
Cons: I can't mollist little children.

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Key Stats for Sanitation Worker

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Sanitation Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 34%
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