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Grader Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Grader Operators in the United States, bringing in about $16.67 per hour. Most Grader Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-fourth collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$14,497 - $71,517
(Median)
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72K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$11.75 - $25.32
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,497 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$25,836 - $71,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$25,836 - $71,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
United States (change)

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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $35K. Grader Operators bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Grader Operators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $39K.

Experience Affects Grader Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$39,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

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