The average rate for a Bulldozer Operator is $17.67 per hour.

$12.65 - $27.18
(Median)
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$18
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$19.97 - $44.54  
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: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • Clean, repair, maintain, and ensure security of bulldozer.
  • Move rocks, earth, vegetation, debris, or sand according to specifications.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bulldozer Operator

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

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Experience Affects Bulldozer Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$42,000

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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