Average Experienced Sanitation Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Sanitation Worker is $16.00.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
$450 - $17,500
Total Pay
$25,539 - $73,472

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Job Description for Sanitation Worker

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.

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Popular Skills for Sanitation Worker

Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include OSHA Compliance, Food Safety, Equipment Maintenance and Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Sanitation Worker

An entry-level Sanitation Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.82 based on 80 salaries. An early career Sanitation Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.32 based on 532 salaries. A mid-career Sanitation Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.59 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.

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