Front End Loader Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Front End Loader Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.96 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Front End Loader Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,956 - $60,756
$24K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,492
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$11.42 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $14.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,956 - $60,756  
   
Bonus
$1.57 - $1,490  
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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$25,614 - $52,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $20.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$15.26 - $29.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1.57 - $1,490  
   
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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$25,614 - $52,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 442

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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 often transition into upper-level roles like Heavy Equipment Operator, for which the average compensation is $42K per year.

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Front End Loader Operators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $32K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $35K. On average, Front End Loader Operators make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Front End Loader Operators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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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 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Plant Maintenance
▲47%

Loader Operator
▲24%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲5%

Customer Service
▲2%

heavy equipment operator
▲1%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Safety Compliance
▼13%

Machine Operation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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