How much do sanitation workers make?


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Sanitation workers in the garbage collection industry make a salary that falls within the range of 18,770 to 57,760 dollars per year, with a median salary of 35,230. Sanitation workers who are classified as janitors made a median salary of 22,320 in 2012, according to U.S. News and World Report.

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The highest-paying areas in the United States for garbage collecting sanitation workers include the cities and surrounding areas of New York City, N.Y.; Merced, Calif.; and Santa Cruz, Calif. For janitors, the highest-paying areas in the country included New York City, N.Y.; Danbury, Conn.; Barnstable Town, Mass.; and Brockton, Mass.

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