According to the BLS, garbage collectors earned a median salary of $33,800 in 2015. The highest-paid 10 percent of garbage collectors made $58,790, and the lowest-paid made $19,860. The highest-paying metropolitan areas for these workers are Mount Vernon, Washington; Oakland, California; and New York City.
According to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average hourly wage of a garbage man in the United States was $16.55, representing an approximate annual salary of $34,420. Eighty percent of all garbage men reported hourly earnings ranging from $8.92 to $26.69.
Average Garbage Collector Yearly Salary in Florida. Garbage Collectors earn a median salary of $31,910 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,150 and go up to$47,470.
Using Cook County (Chicago) as an example, the starting salary for an assistant state’s attorney is $59,340. The average salary for a Motor Truck Driver for the Department of Streets and Sanitation (their version of a garbage man) is$70,503.Feb 5, 2013
|Job Title||Waste Management Salary|
|United States Marine||$44,220|
|Heavy Equipment Operator II||$43,914|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||$43,690
|Waste Management Roll Off Driver – Hourly||$17.76/hr|
|Waste Management Roll-Off Driver – Hourly||$18.79/hr|
|Republic Services Roll-Off Driver – Hourly||$18.89/hr|
|Waste Connections Roll Off Driver – Hourly||$16.67/hr|
Waste Management Driver’s Helper Salaries. Waste Management Driver’s Helpers earn $28,000 annually, or $13 per hour, which is 15% higher than the national average for all Driver’s Helpers at $24,000 annually and 74% lower than the national salary average for all working Americans.
|Job Title||Republic Services Salary|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||$52,549|
|Fleet Manager Supervisor||$72,485|