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Front End Loader Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Front End Loader Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.59 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.22 per hour and $21.09. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,833 - $75,503
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,174
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$10.22 - $21.09
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,833 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
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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$23,252 - $51,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $21.09  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $29.22  
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 - $1,503  
   
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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$23,252 - $51,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315

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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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Job skills reported by Front End Loader Operators are limited. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. Front End Loader Operators bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $42K.

Front End Loader Operator Reviews

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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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 23%

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
37%
5-9 years
22%
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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