I’m 17, but all my brothers, who are now 30, 29, and 23 years old all got a job after Hugh school and didn’t go to college. Basically just worked as a garbage man and are getting paid about $30 and hour. My 30 year old brother almost has a nice house paid off, as well as everything else he has paid off. My 29 year old brother has a smaller house fully paid off, his car paid off. No debt. My 23 year old brother is still living at home, but he probably has a decent amount of money. 30 and hour is not a whole lot, but for not having to pay college debts definitely a good deal. But garbage men is a hard job.