Front End Loader Operator Salary

The average pay for a Front End Loader Operator is $14.96 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Plant Maintenance and Loader Operator. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$21,455 - $64,532
$21K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,002
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$11.55 - $20.19
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MEDIAN: $15.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,455 - $64,532  
   
Bonus
$11.63 - $1,237  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$25,534 - $52,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $20.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$15.43 - $29.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$11.63 - $1,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$25,534 - $52,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 454

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front End Loader Operator

Pay by Experience for a Front End Loader Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Front End Loader Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 259 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front End Loader Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Front End Loader Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 127 salaries. A Front End Loader Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 49 salaries.

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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Plant Maintenance
▲46%

Loader Operator
▲23%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲4%

Customer Service
▲2%

heavy equipment operator
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼1%

Safety Compliance
▼14%

Machine Operation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 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
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 28%
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