SOC Code 53-7081 - Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

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Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.


SOC Code 53-7081 - Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors is a a final level code of the “Transportation and Material Moving Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 121,330 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $19.90 and average Annual Wage of $41,400.

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Occupation Examples

  • Garbage Collector
  • Recyclable Materials Collector
  • Refuse Collector
  • Scrap Metal Collector
  • Solid Waste Collector
  • Trash Collector

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