Front End Loader Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.00 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Front End Loader Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,536 - $60,984
$25K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,875
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$11.34 - $20.58
$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,536 - $60,984  
   
Bonus
$1.50 - $1,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$25,672 - $53,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $20.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$15.22 - $29.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1.50 - $1,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$25,672 - $53,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 471

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Front End Loader Operator


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Front End Loader Operators may enjoy increased earnings if they become Heavy Equipment Operators. This seems to be a popular career move, and Heavy Equipment Operator earn a slightly higher median of $42K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front End Loader Operator

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


Front End Loader Operators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Front End Loader Operators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $33K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. 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 $48K.

Front End Loader Operator Advice

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

Front End Loader Operator in Visalia:
"That pay would be the same even if you knew."
Work hard and safe follow all precautions and obey your supervisors.

Front End Loader Operator in Lorain:
"Stressful but challenging."
Pros: The group of people who I work with, the schedule of worked hours, & the fact that there is always something to do.
Cons: The pay, the favoritism, and no room for advancement.

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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Key Stats for Front End Loader Operator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 32%

Loader Operator
up arrow 23%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

heavy equipment operator
0%

National Average
$36,000


Safety Compliance
up arrow 14%

Machine Operation
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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