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Grader Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Grader Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.07 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grader Operators. A strong majority enjoy medical while about one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-fifth. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$14,497 - $71,517
(Median)
$14K
$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $42,500
10%
50%
90%

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$12.77 - $24.55
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,497 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$27,137 - $69,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $24.55  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $39.35  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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).
)
$27,137 - $69,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Grader Operator

  • Clean, repair, maintain, and ensure security of grader machine and other equipment.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures, including daily inspection of equipment.
  • Operate a grader machine and other heavy machinery to prepare roadway surfaces for paving.

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Pay by Experience Level for Grader Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $37K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. Grader Operators see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $44K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Grader Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 24%
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