Backhoe Operator Salary (United States)

A Backhoe Operator earns an average wage of $16.09 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Backhoe Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.38 - $24.66
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$24,118 - $52,677  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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Experience Affects Backhoe Operator Salaries

National Average
$36,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 53%
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