The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Sanitation Worker is $12.32.
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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. This job may require the sanitation worker to be exposed to various chemicals, some of which must be mixed in order …Read more
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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Skills in Food Safety, Heavy Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. A mid-career Sanitation Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.59 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Sanitation Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.96 based on 92 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
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Employees with Sanitation Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (11.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (0.2% less).
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