Backhoe Operator Salary
Men account for the majority of Backhoe Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.59 per hour. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Backhoe Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $33K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Backhoe Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $52K.