Refuse & recyclable material collectors

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Total Workforce

88.2k

Average Age

41.8

Estimated Job Growth

13.2%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$30,930

Average Male Salary

$31,832

Average Female Salary

$22,107

About

Refuse & recyclable material collectors are most often employed by the Waste management & remediation services industry. The average yearly wage for Refuse & recyclable material collectors was $30,930 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Refuse & recyclable material collectors by wage are Furniture finishers, Medical assistants, and Phlebotomists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Refuse & recyclable material collectors are Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Refuse & recyclable material collectors are Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Refuse & recyclable material collectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Waste management & remediation services is the industry that employs the most Refuse & recyclable material collectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Refuse & recyclable material collectors, by average wage, is Hospitals. Refuse & recyclable material collectors are paid most in East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,930

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,514

In 2017, Refuse & recyclable material collectors earned an average of $30,930, $21,135 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Phlebotomists make somewhat more than Refuse & recyclable material collectors while Furniture finishers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Refuse & recyclable material collectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.411

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Refuse & recyclable material collectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.411, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Refuse & recyclable material collectors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Refuse & recyclable material collectors.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Refuse & recyclable material collectors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Refuse & recyclable material collectors, by number of employees, are Waste management & remediation services, Recyclable material merchant wholesalers, and Employment services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Refuse & recyclable material collectors, by average wage, are Hospitals, Services incidental to transportation, and Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

88.2k

2017 Workforce

± 7,290

-0.624%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Refuse & recyclable material collectors has been declining at a rate of -0.624%, from 88,771 people in 2016 to 88,217 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Refuse & recyclable material collectors employed by various industries. Waste management & remediation services employs the largest share of Refuse & recyclable material collectors at  65.9%, followed by Recyclable material merchant wholesalers with 5.34% and Employment services with 1.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Refuse & recyclable material collectors in the US. The average age of male Refuse & recyclable material collectors in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Refuse & recyclable material collectors is 44.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Refuse & recyclable material collectors is White.

Gender Composition

80k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,944

8.19k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,221

90.7% of Refuse & recyclable material collectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Refuse & recyclable material collectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Refuse & recyclable material collectors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

64.3% of Refuse & recyclable material collectors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.6% of Refuse & recyclable material collectors, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Refuse & recyclable material collectors.

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Age by Gender

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.23

44.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.02

The median age of Refuse & recyclable material collectors is 41.8, and Male employees are generally 2.56 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Refuse & recyclable material collectors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Refuse & recyclable material collectors is Business but a relatively high number of Refuse & recyclable material collectors hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Refuse & recyclable material collectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Refuse & recyclable material collectors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Refuse & recyclable material collectors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Refuse & recyclable material collectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Refuse & recyclable material collectors are expected to see a growth of 13.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Refuse & recyclable material collectors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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