Equipment Operator, Public Works Salary

Men make up the majority of Public Works Equipment Operators in the United States, bringing in about $16.31 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.42 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $23.76. Most Public Works Equipment Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,725 - $60,402
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$60K
MEDIAN: $36,972
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$11.42 - $23.76
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,725 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
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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$24,408 - $53,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$15.08 - $37.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
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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$24,408 - $53,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Equipment Operator, Public Works

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

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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.


Public Works Equipment Operators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $42K.

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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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Experience Affects Equipment Operator, Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 7%