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Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (53-7081)

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 269 271 0.74 15 23 38
United States 133000 143900 0.0 7500 11600 20200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 20.49 11.48 14.51 18.80 24.77 32.47
Alaska 22.08 12.50 14.49 19.07 28.28 38.17
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.44 12.20 13.75 19.04 35.34 39.33
Balance of State 21.14 12.90 15.28 19.07 24.75 32.80

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.