December 30, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Recycling occupations

Median annual wages, selected occupations in remediation and other waste management services, 2010
Occupation Median annual wage

General and operations managers

$90,790

Logisticians

67,720

Sales representatives, wholesale manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

56,150

Sales representatives, services, all other

52,540

Industrial machinery mechanics

47,280

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

38,780

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

29,610

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

23,570

These data are featured in the TED article, Recycling occupations.

 

 

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