Bulldozer Operator Salary
A Bulldozer Operator earns an average wage of $17.91 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.
|Hourly Rate||$12.69 - $29.75|
|Overtime||$2.96 - $44.54|
|Total Pay (||$26,670 - $67,311|
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.Read More...
Many employers prefer a bulldozer operator with experience using heavy machinery, while others offer on-the-job training. A commercial driver’s license may be needed as well. The bulldozer operator may often be exposed to uncomfortable weather conditions such as extreme heat; they also frequently encounter loud noises at the job site and have to sit for long periods of time performing repetitive motions. Bulldozer operators may also need to perform some heavy lifting. Strong dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are also essential to perform this job.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Bulldozer Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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