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Backhoe Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Backhoe Operators in the United States, bringing in about $17.33 per hour. Although more than half have medical coverage and approximately one-third have dental coverage, just under one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most Backhoe Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11.36 - $26.73
(Median)
$11
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $26.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$24,879 - $60,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Backhoe Operator

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


Backhoe Operators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $34K. Backhoe Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $50K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Backhoe Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 46%
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