How much money does a garbage collector make?

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

Waste Management Salaries
Job Title Waste Management Salary
Delivery Driver $40,573
United States Marine $44,220
Heavy Equipment Operator II $43,914
Heavy Equipment Operator $43,690


Roll Off Driver Salaries
Job Title Salary
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.

Republic Services Salaries
Job Title Republic Services Salary
Dispatcher $36,966
Driver $37,050
Heavy Equipment Operator $52,549
Fleet Manager Supervisor $72,485

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