Browse Categories

Backhoe Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Backhoe Operators in the United States, bringing in about $16.41 per hour. Most Backhoe Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than half enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in six. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$11.13 - $25.62
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $25.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
   
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).
)
$24,615 - $57,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
United States (change)

Job Description for Backhoe Operator

  • Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.
  • Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
  • Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Backhoe Operator

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


For many Backhoe Operators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $32K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $32K. Backhoe Operators see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $52K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Backhoe Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 50%