The average pay for an Excavator Operator is AU$27.47 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in final trim is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$47,010 - AU$99,973
(Median)
AU$47K
AU$66K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$66,425
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AU$21.98 - AU$35.58
(Median)
AU$22
AU$27
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$34KAU$68KAU$102K
Salary
AU$47,010 - AU$99,973  
   
Bonus
AU$5,500  
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$46,905 - AU$89,822  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$19AU$38AU$57
Hourly Rate
AU$21.98 - AU$35.58  
   
Overtime
AU$30.97 - AU$56.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$5,500  
   
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$46,905 - AU$89,822  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,593

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Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries




National Average
AU$60,000


Skills That Affect Excavator Operator Salaries

final trim
up arrow 23%

Excavator Operator
up arrow 8%

National Average
AU$60,000

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 9%

truck driver
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 92%
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