Concrete Pump Operator Salary
Male Concrete Pump Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.42 per hour in the United States. The majority of Concrete Pump Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$36,876 - $80,824|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $6,500|
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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).)
|$34,183 - $80,216|
|Hourly Rate||$15.13 - $30.76|
|Overtime||$21.73 - $43.26|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $6,500|
|Total Pay (||$34,183 - $80,216|
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.Read More...
Concrete pump operators also must be knowledgeable about the product they work with, namely the concrete itself. As the pump begins delivering the cement, the operator must monitor it to assure proper mix ratios and consistency. One way the operator helps to ensure precise concrete mixes is to constantly maintain and clean trucks, delivery system nozzles, and sluices. A good pump operator must have an eye for detail and some general repair knowledge to stay on schedule and keep systems operating well.
Concrete pump operators may learn their trade in a technical school or vocational school. People just starting in the career may serve an apprenticeship on a cement mixer or with a concrete contractor before being given broader pump operator responsibilities. People in this career should expect to spend a great deal of time working outdoors in construction site settings, with day, evening, and overnight work being possible under certain contracts.
Concrete Pump Operator Tasks
- Participate in rigging up, connecting hoses, delivery of product to location.
- Report all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.
- Maintain assigned equipment, and perform daily inspections to ensure compliance with operational and safety requirements.
- Complete pre- and post- trip inspections and fuel, clean and service the units.
- Maintain all required log books and inspection reports.
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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.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $54K. Concrete Pump Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Concrete Pump Operators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $68K.
Key Stats for Concrete Pump Operator
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