Front End Loader Operator Salary

Male Front End Loader Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.61 per hour in the United States. Compensation ranges between $10.25 per hour and $20.79. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although roughly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,975 - $75,000

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$10.25 - $20.79

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,975 - $75,000  
   
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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$23,855 - $52,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $20.79  
   
Overtime
$14.26 - $29.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$23,855 - $52,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Front End Loader Operators who took the survey. Safety Compliance and heavy equipment operator are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing heavy equipment operator as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Front End Loader Operator

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


For Front End Loader Operators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $31K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $33K. Front End Loader Operators bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Front End Loader Operators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
39%
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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