Equipment Operator, Public Works Salary

Men make up the majority of Public Works Equipment Operators in the United States, bringing in about $17.39 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,900 - $55,258
$27K
$45K
$55K
MEDIAN: $45,134
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50%
90%

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$12.52 - $25.05
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.39
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,900 - $55,258  
   
Bonus
$225.00  
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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$26,803 - $54,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $25.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$17.83 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$225.00  
   
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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$26,803 - $54,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Equipment Operator, Public Works

Equipment operators in public works are responsible for operating equipment and following specific guidelines to complete public works projects on behalf of companies and government agencies.

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Equipment Operator, Public Works Tasks

  • Operate equipment safely to complete tasks like pouring concrete, installing drainage or patching roads.
  • Clean, maintain and repair fences, bridges, manholes, drainage and sewer lines.
  • Inspect site, add warning signs, and ensure safety of workers and the public while using machinery.

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Pay by Experience Level for Equipment Operator, Public Works

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Public Works Equipment Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $45K.

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Q: What is it like working as an Equipment Operator, Public Works?

Equipment Operator, Public Works in Elizabethtown:
"Long hours and Low Pay."
You don't, have a life in the winter when it Snow or Rains You have to go to work how long ,when its stops snowing after a storm its time to clean up to make room for more snow clean all equipment get ready for the next storm when spring comes you have to pick up all the sand and salt on lawns and ditches.

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Key Stats for Equipment Operator, Public Works

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Equipment Operator, Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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