Excavator Operator Salary (United States)

An Excavator Operator earns an average wage of $18.56 per hour.
Excavator Operator Total Pay (?
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$29,361 - $72,447
(Median)
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35K
46K
67K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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Excavator Operator Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $27.69
(Median)
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22
28
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 - $3,000  
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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$29,056 - $72,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $27.69  
   
Overtime
$15.47 - $36.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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).
)
$29,056 - $72,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.
Gender
Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 50%
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