Average Excavator Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator in Australia is AU$29.50.
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Hourly Rate
AU$24 - AU$37
AU$44 - AU$10,542
Total Pay
AU$49,795 - AU$85,221

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Job Description for Excavator Operator

Excavator Operator Tasks
  • Operate excavator safely to accomplish specified goals.
  • Maintain awareness of site and workers and communicate actions.
  • Maintain, confirm condition of excavator and operate within regulations and safety limits.

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Popular Skills for Excavator Operator

Skills in Machine Operation, Heavy Equipment Operation, Safety Compliance, Equipment Maintenance and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

An entry-level Excavator Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.25 based on 5 salaries. An early career Excavator Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.86 based on 156 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.71 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.36 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$31.
Employees with Excavator Operator in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.3% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (10.3% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.6% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (5.7% less).

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