Front End Loader Operator Salary (United States)

Male Front End Loader Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.65 per hour in the United States. The range in pay spans from $10.31 per hour to $20.64. Although around one third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and 44 percent get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Front End Loader Operator Salary (?
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$24,161 - $74,497
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MEDIAN: $39,191
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Front End Loader Operator Salary (?
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$10.31 - $20.64
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$24,161 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$22,943 - $51,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $20.64  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $29.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$22,943 - $51,193  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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.
In most cases, Front End Loader Operators can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $30K to $36K. Compensation is $40K after 10 to 20 years. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Front End Loader Operators who have made it this far report earning around $42K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 35%
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