Equipment Operator, Public Works Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Public Works Equipment Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.47 per hour nationwide. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$26,532 - $53,625
$27K
$44K
$54K
MEDIAN: $43,765
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50%
90%

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$12.63 - $25.74
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,532 - $53,625  
   
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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$26,899 - $55,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $25.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$18.00 - $39.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$26,899 - $55,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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

Pay by Experience for an Equipment Operator, Public Works has a positive trend. An entry-level Equipment Operator, Public Works with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Equipment Operator, Public Works with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Equipment Operator, Public Works which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 52 salaries. An Equipment Operator, Public Works with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 20 salaries.

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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 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Equipment Operator, Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 9%