Salary for Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Also known as:  Garbage Collector, Recyclable Materials Collector, Refuse Collector, Scrap Metal Collector, Solid Waste Collector, Trash Collector

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Refuse and recyclable material collectors drive recycling trucks. They also dump recycling from containers into the truck and transport the materials. This occupation can be dangerous as it requires workers to handle sensitive materials by definition of the job. To qualify for this position, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to a year of job training may be required before official work can begin.

A Refuse or Recyclable Material Collector receives a wage between 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of education. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors usually get an average compensation of Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors have the highest salaries in New York, where they can get salary pay of near $48740. Employees who work in this job receive the highest salary in Public Administration, where they can get pay of $34900.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.47 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $34,900
Public Administration $34,700
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,200
Educational Services $30,310
Wholesale Trade $29,190
Manufacturing $27,970
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $22,410
Other Services (except Public Administration) $26,310
Retail Trade $26,640
Manufacturing $27,970
Wholesale Trade $29,190
Educational Services $30,310
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