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How Much Does a Trash Collector Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$30,000
$21,000
$30,000
$42,000
Did you know that the average trash collector makes $30,267 per year? That's valued at $14.55 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $21,000 and $42,000, meaning trash collectors have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most trash collectors find a job with government and utilities companies, while others work for transportation, utilities, and government companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, California and North Dakota are the top states in the U.S. to pay trash collectors the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Tacoma, WA
$38,091
Omaha, NE
$36,632
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Where Trash Collectors Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Trash Collectors Earn In Different Cities?

While a trash collector can average a salary of $30,267 per year, or $14.55 per hour, there are many opportunities for trash collectors to make more. For example, in Los Angeles, CA you might make $41,952 per year. Other high-paying locations include Tacoma, WA, Omaha, NE and Portland, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Los Angeles, CA where the average starting salary is $26,000. The highest paying states for trash collectors include Alaska, California and North Dakota. Meanwhile, Alabama, Hawaii, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

Los Angeles, CA

Salary Range33k - 52k$42k$41,952

Tacoma, WA

Salary Range31k - 46k$38k$38,091

Omaha, NE

Salary Range30k - 44k$37k$36,632

Portland, OR

Salary Range29k - 43k$36k$36,217

Kansas City, MO

Salary Range29k - 43k$36k$35,718

New Haven, CT

Salary Range26k - 43k$34k$34,172

Denver, CO

Salary Range28k - 40k$34k$33,744

Wilmington, DE

Salary Range25k - 41k$32k$32,445

Independence, KY

Salary Range25k - 40k$32k$32,228

Washington, DC

Salary Range24k - 39k$31k$31,286
$22k
$52k

High Paying Trash Collector Jobs

Which Companies Pay Trash Collectors 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 Tyson Foods and Adecco as they offer the highest salaries for trash collectors.
Company
Average Salary
Tyson Foods
Salary Range29k - 33k$32k$31,503
Adecco
Salary Range28k - 34k$31k$31,478
IH Services, Inc.
Salary Range27k - 31k$29k$29,176
$27k
$34k

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    How Experience Affects Trash Collector Salaries

    The salary for a trash collector 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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