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Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $23.53
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.29 $19.44 $24.68
Minnesota
$18.45 $23.53 $25.38
Central Minnesota
$18.83 $20.53 $25.74
Northeast Minnesota
$15.34 $23.77 $29.44
Northwest Minnesota
$18.35 $23.24 $24.59
Southeast Minnesota
$19.04 $19.92 $24.80
Southwest Minnesota
$19.00 $19.26 $24.42
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.18 $22.97 $30.27

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 2,150 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors most often work?

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,442 new Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 140,500 157,200 16,700 11.9%
Minnesota 2,404 2,558 154 6.4%
Central Minnesota 265 282 17 6.4%
Northeast Minnesota 223 234 11 4.9%
Northwest Minnesota 223 237 14 6.3%
Southeast Minnesota 227 240 13 5.7%
Southwest Minnesota 261 274 13 5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,054 1,123 69 6.5%


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