When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $21.84 per hour) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Rochester, N.Y. (about $21.77), the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas ($17.81), and Colorado Springs, Colo. ($16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Pittsburgh, Pa. is near the bottom for pay at $14.54. Waste Management, Inc. workers in Florida earn the most — approximately $19.50 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Waste Management, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $17.28 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Waste Management, Inc. employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $15.59 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to Diesel Technicians, who earn an average about $18.16 per hour, closely trailed by Heavy Truck Drivers (approximately $18.00), Operations Support Specialists ($17.84), and Garbage Truck Drivers (around $17.29). Equipment Operators are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $14.29.
Certifications and Degrees
Air Conditioning Service Certifications earn $24.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Waste Management, Inc. pays those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) the most — around $18.28.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Welding; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $23.36 per hour. A garden variety skill at Waste Management, Inc. is Customer Service; slightly less than a fifth of Waste Management, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Machine Operation, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance.