2017 Waste and Recycling Compensation Review

By KIMMEL & ASSOCIATES on November 6, 2017

To continue our tradition of serving the industry, we offer you the 2017 Kimmel & Associates Waste and Recycling Compensation Review. This is not a traditional salary survey; rather, it is our team's assessment of current average compensation rates. We compile this data by speaking to thousands of industry professionals. This gives us exclusive insights into market salary information.

This Compensation Review is intended to be a starting place for research. Every person, company, location, and industry is unique, and there is no standard compensation rate.

Please feel free to give us a call and speak with one of our consultants directly if you would like more detailed information about your specific company and position.

We hope this salary data serves you well.

From all of us at Kimmel & Associates, we wish you all the best as your team closes out the year.

HAULING
($400k - $1M Monthly Revenue)
Title Low Mid-Range High Average Bonus
General Manager $66,000 $73,000-$80,000 $98,000 10%-30%
Operations Manager $60,000 $65,000-$75,000 $80,000 5%-30%
Maintenance Manager $62,000 $66,000-$76,000 $86,000 5%-20%
Sales Manager $57,000 $65,000-$77,000 $82,000 10%-30%
Safety Manager $55,000 $65,000 $75,000 NA
 
HAULING
($1M+ Monthly Revenue)
Title Low Mid-Range High Average Bonus
Multi-Site Manager $95,000 $110,000-$130.000 $160,000 25-50%
General Manager $85,000 $95,000-$110,000 $140,000 25-50%
Operations Manager $75,000 $85,000-$95,000 $120,000 5-30%
Maintenance Manager $75,000 $84,000-$96,000 $120,000 10-30%
Regional Maintenance Manager $90,000 $110,000-$140,000 $170,000 10-50%
Sales Manager $70,000 $80,000-$90,000 $120,000 10-30%
National Account Representative $80,000 $90,000-$100,000 $115,000 plus commission
Controller $85,000 $90,000-$100,000 $125,000 20-40%
Regional Controller $110,000 $115,000-$150,000 $180,000 30-60%
Safety Manager $75,000 $80,000 $86,000 NA
Multisite Safety Manager $85,000 $110,000 $130,000 NA
 
LANDFILL
Title Low Mid-Range High Average Bonus
Multi-Site Manager $110,000 $130,000-$150,000 $185,000 20-60%
General Manager $80,000 $85,000-$110,000 $140,000 20-50%
Site Manager / Operations Manager $55,000 $85,000-$120,000 $130,000 10-30%
Landfill Engineer $80,000 85,000-$110,000 $120,000 20-40%
Landfill Engineer (Multi-Site) $120,000 $125,000-$145,000 $200,000 20-50%
Special Waste Representative $60,000 $65,000-$75,000 $90,000 plus commission
 
EQUIPMENT
Title Low Mid-Range High Average Bonus
Sales Manager $50,000 $70,000-$95,000 $160,000 10-30%
National Accounts Manager $60,000 $80,000-$110,000 $140,000 plus commission
Service Manager $50,000 $60,000-$80,000 $105,000 NA
Parts Manager $60,000 $70,000-$90,000 $100,000 NA
Director of Parts $80,000 $110,000-$130,000 $190,000 10-30%
Regional Sales Representative $40,000 $60,000-$90,000 $120,000 plus commission
 
RECYCLING
Title Low Mid-Range High Average Bonus
Multi-Site Manager $120,000 $150,000-$170,000 $250,000 20-50%
Plant Manager $60,000 $90,000-$110,000 $140,000 10-30%
Broker/Procurement $60,000 $90,000-$120,000 $200,000 plus commission
 

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