Excavator Operator Salary (United States)

An Excavator Operator earns an average wage of $18.75 per hour.
Excavator Operator Salary (?
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$29,361 - $72,447
(Median)
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46K
67K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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Excavator Operator Salary (?
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$12.16 - $29.16
(Median)
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29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,361 - $72,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
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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$29,130 - $73,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
   
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).
)
$29,130 - $73,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Job Description for Excavator Operator

  • Maintain, confirm condition of excavator and operate within regulations and safety limits.
  • Maintain awareness of site and workers and communicate actions.
  • Operate excavator safely to accomplish specified goals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

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Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 50%