Backhoe Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Backhoe Operators earn an average of $17.65 per hour. Close to one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a third collect dental insurance. Most Backhoe Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$11.68 - $26.61
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $26.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.51  
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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$24,970 - $60,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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.


For many Backhoe Operators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $32K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. Backhoe Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Backhoe Operators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $49K.

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Experience Affects Backhoe Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

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
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 48%
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