Bulldozer Operator Salary

A Bulldozer Operator earns an average wage of $17.90 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$12.65 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $17.84
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$725  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,604 - $67,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Bulldozer Operator

A bulldozer operator clears and levels land with the use of a bulldozer. Sometimes, the bulldozer might also be used to move materials such as petroleum from one container to another. Bulldozer operators are usually present at construction sites or other locations that require land and debris to be cleared. They may also be responsible for disposing or storing any debris or material that is moved. The operator may also be expected to use other types of machinery such as forklifts, cranes and front-end loaders. The bulldozer operator performs preventative and routine maintenance on the machinery, such as lubricating and cleaning gears. Sometimes, they may perform troubleshooting for small problems and conduct minor repairs. Hours may vary for bulldozer operator positions, and some bulldozer operators may work night and weekend shifts.

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Bulldozer Operator Tasks

  • Drive a bulldozer to assist with construction or demolition of property.
  • Practice safety measures in operation of heavy machinery and perform daily safety inspections of equipment.
  • Clean, repair, maintain, and ensure security of bulldozer.
  • Move rocks, earth, vegetation, debris, or sand according to specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bulldozer Operator

Pay by Experience for a Bulldozer Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Bulldozer Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bulldozer Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Bulldozer Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 20 salaries. A Bulldozer Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Bulldozer Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Bulldozer Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$43,000

Late-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%
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