Information About Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors

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Training

Refuse and recyclable material collectors need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Refuse and recyclable material collectors
Training for Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors
Percent
Less than High School 32.0
High School 45.1
Some College 14.4
Associates Degree 4.4
Bachelors Degree 3.5
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment

Represents about 149,000 people in the United States- 11.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 27,000 more refuse and recyclable material collectors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 71,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, refuse and recyclable material collectors make $16.55 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Refuse and recyclable material collectors $8.92 $11.40 $15.50 $20.50 $26.60
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, refuse and recyclable material collectors make $34,420 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Refuse and recyclable material collectors $18,560 $23,820 $32,280 $42,680 $55,510
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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