Recycling and Reclamation Worker

Auto Dismantler, Bobcat Driver/Labor, Box Sorter, Computer Recycling Worker   More Names
Convenience Recycle Center Tech, Crane Operator, Deconstruction and Decontamination Operator, Deconstruction and Decontamination Waste Operations Specialist, Dispatch, Machine Runner, Equipment Operator, Forklift Driver (Team Lead Driver) Recycling and Waste Dock, Forklift-Picker, Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Worker, Machine Operator, Non-Ferrous Material Handler, Operator (Specialist), Pallet Sorter, Picker and Sorter, Load and Unload, Reclamation Worker, Recovery Assistant, Recyclable Materials Sorter, Recycler, Forklift Driver, Truck Driver, Recycling Assistant, Recycling Sorter, Recycling Tech, Recycling Technician, Recycling Worker, Refuse and Recycling Worker, Refuse Laborer, Scrap Metal Processing Worker, Shredding Specialist, Sort Line, Sort Line Worker, Sorter, Transfer Operator, Transfer Station Operator, Waste Management Recycling Technician, White Goods Appliance Tech, Yard Assistant
Most Common Education Levels

** This graph is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data and offers a snapshot (based on a statistical sample) of the actual education and training levels of those persons who are currently working in this career. It does not necessarily reflect the education or training that an employer may require of a new hire. **

Current Entry Requirements

A High school diploma or GED is common for this occupation however, recycling workers who drive collection trucks must have a commercial driver's license (CDL).

 
      

Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

3% - Little or no change
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $22,150 - $38,930

Hourly: $11 - $19