Grader Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Grader Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.51 per hour. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and slightly less than a third have dental insurance. For the most part, Grader Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$12.71 - $24.46
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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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$27,047 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $24.46  
   
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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$27,047 - $69,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $38K. For Grader Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Grader Operators report making only $44K on average.

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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 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
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

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