The salary statistics of refuse and recyclable material collectors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of refuse and recyclable material collectors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The refuse and recyclable material collectors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$21,420|
|25th Percentile Wage||$27,300|
|50th Percentile Wage||$36,160|
|75th Percentile Wage||$47,640|
|90th Percentile Wage||$62,720|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for refuse and recyclable material collectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) refuse and recyclable material collectors is $62,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,420. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 192% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of refuse and recyclable material collectors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of refuse and recyclable material collectors in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for refuse and recyclable material collectors occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $50,210. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $21,580).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only refuse and recyclable material collectors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of refuse and recyclable material collectors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,200 to $56,690. The highest paying state for refuse and recyclable material collectors is New York with a median annual salary of $56,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,200. For more salary information of refuse and recyclable material collectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |