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Recycling and reclamation workers prepare and sort materials for recycling by removing hazardous materials and dismantling large appliances. This job can be dangerous as it requires workers to handle hazardous substances by description of the job. A high school degree or GED or above is needed to apply for this position. After being hired, employers usually require a few months to a year of formal on-site job training before official work can begin.

A Recycling or Reclamation Worker can get a pay level that can range from 24000 - 36000 based on seniority. Recycling and Reclamation Workers can earn an average salary of Thirty One Thousand One Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Recycling and Reclamation Workers receive the highest compensation in Alaska, which has an average job salary of near $63190.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.75 percent nationwide in that time.