Grader Operator Salary

Male Grader Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.33 per hour in the United States. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by about one in four. The majority of Grader Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,497 - $71,517
(Median)
$14K
$40K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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50%
90%

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$12.73 - $24.41
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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$27,088 - $69,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $24.41  
   
Overtime
$18.93 - $39.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$27,088 - $69,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. Grader Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $44K.

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Experience Affects Grader Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 27%
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