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How Much Does a Recycler Earn In The United States?

Recycler Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$27,000
$31,000
$34,000
Did you know that the average recycler makes $31,228 per year? That's valued at $15.01 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $27,000 and $34,000, meaning recyclers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most recyclers find a job with manufacturing and retail companies, while others work for finance, manufacturing, and retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Hawaii are the top states in the U.S. to pay recyclers the highest salaries.
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Where Recyclers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where recyclers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Recyclers Earn In Different Cities?

While a recycler can average a salary of $31,228 per year, or $15.01 per hour, there are many opportunities for recyclers to make more. For example, in Los Angeles, CA you might make $30,109 per year. Other high-paying locations include Piscataway, NJ, Cleveland, OH and Saint Peters, MO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Los Angeles, CA where the average starting salary is $24,000. The highest paying states for recyclers include Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Indiana, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Los Angeles, CA
$30,109
Avg. Salary
$25k
$34k
2. Piscataway, NJ
$29,810
Avg. Salary
$25k
$34k
3. Cleveland, OH
$29,412
Avg. Salary
$25k
$34k
4. Saint Peters, MO
$28,351
Avg. Salary
$25k
$34k

High Paying Recycler Jobs

Which Companies Pay Recyclers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Kimco Facility Services and Kelly Services as they offer the highest salaries for recyclers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$29k
$36k
Avg. Salary
$29k
$36k
Avg. Salary
$29k
$36k

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Recycler Salary History

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    How Much Do Recyclers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, recycler salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for recyclers. For example, recyclers make a whopping average salary of $34,940 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,525 at manufacturing companies and $26,719 at retail companies. But recyclers may want to avoid working in the utilities industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $22,764.
    1. Finance
    $34,940
    Avg. Salary
    $19k
    $37k
    2. Manufacturing
    $34,525
    Avg. Salary
    $19k
    $37k
    3. Retail
    $26,719
    Avg. Salary
    $19k
    $37k
    4. Utilities
    $22,764
    Avg. Salary
    $19k
    $37k

    How Experience Affects Recycler Salaries

    The salary for a recycler can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $31,305
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    Cleveland, OH
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    $32,349
    $32,349
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    Recycler 2Nd Shift
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    Piscataway, NJ
    Piscataway, NJ
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    $32,870
    $32,870
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    Savage, MN
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    $31,305
    $31,305
    11/23/2020
    Warehouse Recycler
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    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $32,349
    $32,349
    11/17/2020
    Recycler
    Recycler
    Saint Peters, MO
    Saint Peters, MO
    11/13/2020
    11/13/2020
    $29,218
    $29,218
    11/13/2020