$39,104
Avg. Salary
$12.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Sanitation Worker is $12.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Sanitation Worker is $39,104 per year.

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$9.80
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$18.57
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MEDIAN $12.49
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$24k
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$39k
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$76k
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MEDIAN $39,104
$23,632 - $76,471
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$0$76K
Salary $23,632 - $76,471
Bonus $13.40 - $3,331
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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$20,906 - $48,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.80 - $18.57
Overtime $13.60 - $28.73
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $13.40 - $3,331
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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$20,906 - $48,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 780

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.

Sanitation Worker Job Listings

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

75%

National Average: $28,596

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 Moss Landing:
"Just a number."
Pros: Not much
Cons: Limited lunch sources

Sanitation Worker in Vineland:
"Be Tenacious or be tired."
Pros: The environment is mostly friendly depending on the charisma of people you're working with .
Cons: I feel like I've been here my whole life, oh right that's bc I have.

Sanitation Worker in Philadelphia:
"Okay."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Pay scale

Sanitation Worker in Tracy:
"Its not good but not bad either."
Pros: My job
Cons: The everyday commute to get to work

Sanitation Worker in St. Louis:
"Depends on were u work."
Pros: Depends
Cons: Employers can treat u any way

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

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Key Stats for Sanitation Worker

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

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Experience Affects Sanitation Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 32%