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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. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. Most Grader Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$12.68 - $24.46
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
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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$26,877 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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
$12.68 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$18.93 - $39.21  
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).
)
$26,877 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. Grader Operators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $45K.

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Experience Affects Grader Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 26%
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