The average pay for an Excavator Operator is AU$27.81 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$45,654 - AU$99,514
AU$46K
AU$67K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$67,189
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AU$22.13 - AU$35.76
AU$22
AU$28
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$27.81
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$34KAU$68KAU$102K
Salary
AU$45,654 - AU$99,514  
   
Bonus
AU$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$47,010 - AU$90,002  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$19AU$38AU$57
Hourly Rate
AU$22.13 - AU$35.76  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.08  
Overtime
AU$30.67 - AU$56.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$1,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$47,010 - AU$90,002  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272

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Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

Pay by Experience for an Excavator Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Excavator Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Excavator Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 116 salaries. An Excavator Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,399

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Key Stats for Excavator Operator

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries

▲3%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Excavator Operator Salaries

final trim
▲8%

Excavator Operator
▲6%

Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
AU$60,000

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▼4%

truck driver
▼14%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%