We Make a Good Living
We make a better living than you might think, especially for a job that doesn’t usually require a high school diploma. The average annual salary for a garbage collector is almost $38,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, but we can make significantly more. In Chicago and other nearby cities, a garbage collector can pull in an average of $51,500 a year. Plus we have great job security: This is one role that can’t be outsourced overseas! You shouldn’t be throwing these food parts in the garbage. Stop losing your garbage can lid with this incredible handy hint.
The Work’s Not Easy
Those assigned to a traditional rear-loading truck lift an average of 13,000 pounds per day. The Bureau of Labor Statistics rates garbage collecting as the fifth-most-dangerous job in America, behind roofers, airplane pilots, fishermen, and loggers. Know what else is a dirty job? A home inspector, especially after you see the 100 shocking things they’ve seen in a home.
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