Excavating, Loading Machine, or Dragline Operator Salary

The average rate for an Excavating, Loading Machine, or Dragline Operator is $19.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$8.79 - $27.52
$8
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $27.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$80.00  
Overtime
$24.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Total Pay (?
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$21,375 - $72,256  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Excavating, Loading Machine, or Dragline Operator

  • Safely operate heavy equipment.
  • Follow diagrams or schematics and written or verbal instructions.
  • Maintain and clean equipment.

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Key Stats for Excavating, Loading Machine, or Dragline Operator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Excavating, Loading Machine, or Dragline Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 17%