Garbage collector earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level garbage collector earnings begin at:

$39.46 per hour

$82,090 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level garbage collector earnings begin at:

$38.17 per hour

$79,400 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level garbage collector earnings begin at:

$36.75 per hour

$76,450 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level garbage collector earnings begin at:

$23.43 per hour

$48,730 per year

10th percentile

Starting level garbage collector earnings begin at:

$17.47 per hour

$36,330 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Garbage collector salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $76,450
California $59,380
Washington $58,870
Oregon $50,870
District of Columbia $48,880
Hawaii $48,090
Alaska $47,880
Michigan $47,590
Nevada $47,220
Wisconsin $47,150
Connecticut $47,130
Colorado $46,910
Utah $46,730
Minnesota $46,600
New Jersey $46,380
North Dakota $45,980
Montana $45,970
Delaware $45,590
Illinois $45,430
Massachusetts $41,090
Florida $38,980
Indiana $38,810
Ohio $38,730
Wyoming $38,710
Iowa $38,610
Idaho $38,340
Arizona $37,560
Vermont $37,410
Oklahoma $37,200
Nebraska $36,570
New Hampshire $36,550
Maine $36,420
New Mexico $36,330
Kansas $36,060
Mississippi $36,060
Rhode Island $35,570
Kentucky $35,020
Georgia $34,540
Missouri $34,140
Texas $33,780
Pennsylvania $33,210
North Carolina $31,210
Alabama $30,240
South Dakota $30,080
Maryland $29,930
Arkansas $29,680
Virginia $29,450
Louisiana $29,180
South Carolina $28,860
Tennessee $28,460
West Virginia $28,460
Guam $26,170
Puerto Rico $18,140

How do garbage collector salaries compare to similar careers?

Garbage collectors earn about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than energy auditors but more than upholsterers.

Career Median Salary
Energy auditor salary $77K
Wedding planner salary $70K
Event planner salary $70K
Drafter salary $61K
Garbage collector salary $76K
Optician salary $59K
Embalmer salary $47K
Printing worker salary $46K
Upholsterer salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)