2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Recyclable Material Collectors collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,880 to $30,180 per year or $11 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$32||$67,530|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$25||$51,530|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$19||$39,100|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$15||$30,180|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$23,880|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Refuse and Recyclable Material Collector is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Garbage and Trash Collectors are in the states of NY, IL, WA, CA and HI.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Postal Service (Federal Government)||$54340||$26.12|
|Waste Treatment and Disposal||$46450||$22.33|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$45870||$22.05|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$41960||$20.17|
|Remediation and Other Waste Management Services||$37780||$18.16|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$36810||$17.70|
|Other Support Services||$36770||$17.68|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services||$32910||$15.82|
|Individual and Family Services||$27350||$13.15|