Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (53-7081)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 273293 7.32 79
United States 131,500140,900 7.1940 3,3104,240

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.7110.3013.12 17.3922.9030.15
Alaska 21.2913.4217.02 20.9426.7729.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.6716.6620.79 26.3229.2531.01
Southeast Region 21.3314.6717.88 21.6424.6628.42
Balance of State 19.7011.1916.26 18.8024.7328.73

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
38024 6.338.3 29.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation92
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation29
UI claimants previously working in occupation58
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 224
Number of job position postings 71
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training