The average pay for a Front End Loader Operator is $14.95 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Loader Operator and Plant Maintenance. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$23,480 - $67,000
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,171
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$10.96 - $20.74
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,480 - $67,000  
   
Bonus
$1.50 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$25,062 - $54,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $20.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$15.14 - $30.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1.50 - $3,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$25,062 - $54,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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.

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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 Operator Reviews

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

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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Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Loader Operator
up arrow 22%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 19%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

heavy equipment operator
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 9%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 12%

Machine Operation
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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