Front End Loader Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Front End Loader Operators in the United States, bringing in about $14.57 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.22 per hour and $21.02. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,906 - $75,250
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $40,827
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$10.22 - $21.02
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,906 - $75,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
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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$23,732 - $52,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $21.02  
   
Overtime
$14.20 - $29.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
   
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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$23,732 - $52,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Front End Loader Operator

A front end loader operator is a heavy equipment operator who is usually found on demolition or roadway construction team. Quarries and general contractors also use dedicated personnel to work as operators for this machinery. Individuals in this field of work typically work outdoors and under the direction of a construction foreman or team leader.

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Front End Loader Operator Tasks

  • Follow safety procedures, including weight limits, and communicate with other staff.
  • Maintain and service vehicles regularly.
  • Operate industrial vehicles to transport materials for production.

Common Career Paths for Front End Loader Operator


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Front End Loader Operators often transition into Heavy Equipment Operator positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Heavy Equipment Operators earn $42K per year.

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Typical Front End Loader Operators report a focused set of job skills. Safety Compliance and heavy equipment operator are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Heavy equipment operator, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Front End Loader Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Front End Loader Operators see a median income of $31K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $33K. Front End Loader Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Front End Loader Operator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $44K.

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What is it like working as a Front End Loader Operator?

Front End Loader Operator in Waxahachie:
"Work Conditions."
Pros: I enjoy the challenge of my position. Executing tasks and projects in a timely and professional manner gives me a great sense of achievement.
Cons: Too much chaos. Very unorganized management due to communication. Equipment is outdated and faulty. Very unsafe job practices.

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Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 19%

National Average
$34,000

heavy equipment operator
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 34%
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