A sizeable majority of Concrete Pump Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.24 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and approximately two in five have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,883 - $81,094
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,209
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$14.85 - $30.37
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$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,883 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $6,737  
Total Pay (?
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$32,353 - $79,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $42.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$193.92 - $6,737  
   
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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$32,353 - $79,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Concrete Pump Operator

Typically, a concrete pump operator is associated with large cement mixers, but pump operators also work with other heavy rigs. These include trucks with boom attachments that can help the operator to precisely pump concrete into hard-to-reach areas at a construction site. The ability to work with both standard-style mixer truck systems and more modern equipment is one key to ensuring steady, profitable work in this career.

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Concrete Pump Operator Tasks

  • Complete pre- and post- trip inspections and fuel, clean and service the units.
  • Maintain all required log books and inspection reports.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, and perform daily inspections to ensure compliance with operational and safety requirements.
  • Participate in rigging up, connecting hoses, delivery of product to location.
  • Report all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.

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Pay by Experience Level for Concrete Pump Operator

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


Concrete Pump Operators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Concrete Pump Operators make a median salary of $57K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

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Experience Affects Concrete Pump Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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