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Solid Waste Facility Operator Salary

$42,964 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Solid Waste Facility Operator is $42,964 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Solid Waste Facility Operator is between $32,082 and $52,013. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Performs any combination of following duties to dispose of solid waste materials at landfill site: operates heavy equipment, such as bulldozer, front-end loader, and compactor, to excavate landfill site, transport solid waste materials, and to spread and compact layers of waste and earth cover.
  • Directs incoming vehicles to dumping area.
  • Examines cargo to prohibit disposal of caustic waste, according to government regulations.
  • Sprays poisons and other specified chemicals over waste material to control disease carrying pests.
  • Drives truck to distribute oil or water over landfill to control dust.
  • Weighs vehicles entering and leaving site and collects dumping fees.
Solid Waste Facility Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Solid Waste Facility Operator jobs: 19,569

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

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