Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
115,170 1.5 % $17.32 $36,030 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $11.74 $16.18 $21.53 $28.17
Annual Wage (2) $19,480 $24,430 $33,660 $44,790 $58,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Collection 50,120 31.80 $16.47 $34,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,510 0.80 $18.47 $38,410
Waste Treatment and Disposal 13,500 14.47 $18.49 $38,450
Employment Services 3,210 0.09 $11.89 $24,740
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 2,310 1.73 $16.58 $34,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Collection 50,120 31.80 $16.47 $34,270
Waste Treatment and Disposal 13,500 14.47 $18.49 $38,450
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 2,310 1.73 $16.58 $34,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,510 0.80 $18.47 $38,410
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 560 0.19 $13.26 $27,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 160 0.03 $22.70 $47,220
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $20.50 $42,630
Waste Treatment and Disposal 13,500 14.47 $18.49 $38,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,510 0.80 $18.47 $38,410
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 2,310 1.73 $16.58 $34,490


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,570 0.96 1.13 $20.37 $42,370
New York 11,510 1.31 1.53 $25.28 $52,570
Texas 7,320 0.65 0.76 $14.09 $29,300
Ohio 6,040 1.16 1.36 $16.83 $35,010
Pennsylvania 5,150 0.91 1.07 $15.71 $32,670



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 530 1.75 2.06 $16.47 $34,260
Maine 890 1.53 1.79 $13.17 $27,390
Wyoming 390 1.37 1.61 $16.80 $34,950
South Carolina 2,570 1.37 1.61 $11.62 $24,180
New York 11,510 1.31 1.53 $25.28 $52,570



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,510 1.31 1.53 $25.28 $52,570
Washington 1,910 0.66 0.77 $23.32 $48,500
Illinois 3,380 0.59 0.69 $22.39 $46,570
Rhode Island 420 0.91 1.06 $21.55 $44,830
California 14,570 0.96 1.13 $20.37 $42,370




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,820 1.45 1.70 $27.77 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,880 0.96 1.12 $21.74 $45,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.67 0.78 $23.65 $49,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.80 0.94 $17.40 $36,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,820 1.00 1.17 $20.67 $42,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.92 1.08 $17.06 $35,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,690 0.71 0.83 $15.74 $32,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,680 0.59 0.69 $14.55 $30,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,460 1.16 1.36 $25.37 $52,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,320 1.06 1.24 $19.02 $39,570



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.21 3.77 $18.39 $38,240
Hot Springs, AR 100 2.87 3.37 $13.12 $27,300
Rocky Mount, NC 140 2.59 3.04 $11.41 $23,730
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 230 2.18 2.56 $15.36 $31,950
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 110 2.11 2.48 $14.27 $29,680
Dothan, AL