Snow Shoveler

Shovel snow into truck or open sewer from streets.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Snow Shovelers do?

Shovels snow into truck or open sewer from streets and other public thoroughfares. Chops ice and packed snow, using pick or ice-chopper, to clear area around catch basins, fire hydrants, and street corners. May spread salt or thawing chemicals onto roadway from rear of moving truck, using shovel.


Should I be a Snow Shoveler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Sand Shoveler, Shoveler

    How to become a Snow Shoveler

    Most Snow Shovelers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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