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Sanitation worker salary in United States

How much does a Sanitation Worker make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $17.16
Low $13.31
High $22.12
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sanitation worker is $17.16 per hour in the United States. 10.9k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Sanitation Workers in United States

  1. Mission Foods
    710 reviews17 salaries reported
    $21.77per hour
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Highest paying cities for Sanitation Workers near United States

  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $18.34 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $17.73 per hour
    47 salaries reported
  3. Salinas, CA
    $17.66 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. Milwaukee, WI
    $17.19 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $17.02 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $16.72 per hour
    42 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $15.97 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $15.43 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  3. Burlington, IA
    $14.79 per hour
    12 salaries reported
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Where can a Sanitation Worker earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Sanitation Workers

Most recommended skill

Manufacturing Experience(earn +5.17% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 8.13% since 2018. Sanitation Workers with this skill earn +5.17% more than the average base salary, which is $17.16 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201268increase by 68
2013188increase by 176.47%
2014250increase by 32.98%
2015292increase by 16.80%
2016414increase by 41.78%
2017360decrease by 13.04%
2018443increase by 23.06%
2019479increase by 8.13%

Top companies hiring Sanitation Workers with the recommended skill

Kroger Supply Chain
City of Winchester, VA
FedEx Supply Chain
Provo City Corporation
Piedmont Healthcare
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
47 jobs80
202 jobs349
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Most common benefits for Sanitation Workers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,159 ratings

50% of Sanitation Workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


Job openings

Average $15.84 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Sanitation Worker

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