AU$66,729
Avg. Salary
AU$28.32
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Excavator Operator is AU$28.32 per hour.

The average pay for an Excavator Operator is AU$66,729 per year.

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AU$22.87
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AU$28.32
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AU$35.58
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MEDIAN AU$28.32
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AU$103k
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MEDIAN AU$66,729
AU$43,495 - AU$102,538
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MEDIAN: AU$66,729
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MEDIAN: AU$28.32
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AU$0AU$102K
Salary AU$43,495 - AU$102,538
Bonus AU$14.43 - AU$10,285
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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AU$48,238 - AU$84,834
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data AU$0AU$55
Hourly Rate AU$22.87 - AU$35.58
Hourly Tips AU$0.08
Overtime AU$30.51 - AU$55.02
Annual Data AU$0AU$84K
Bonus AU$14.43 - AU$10,285
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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AU$48,238 - AU$84,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 522

Job Description for Excavator Operator

An excavator operator operates heavy machinery to move materials and clear ground, digging holes and trenches to prepare sites for construction. They may also be required to occasionally perform maintenance on the machines. A typical day for an excavator operator is often spent on a construction site in conditions that can be unpredictable and/or extreme; for example, there may be heat, cold, dust, and noise. However, most machines have air-conditioned, soundproof cabs that may make work more comfortable. Excavator operators' hours may vary depending on their employers' needs, and they may include weekends and night shifts. They might also be required to travel to remote work sites.

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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.

Excavator Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

Pay by Experience for an Excavator Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Excavator Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$56,000 based on 235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Excavator Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 279 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 247 salaries. An Excavator Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,069

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Excavator Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Excavator Operator?

Excavator Operator in Hobart:
"Ok."
Pros: places we work
Cons: money

Excavator Operator in Adelaide:
"Great apart from the supervisor."
Pros: Toys we play on
Cons: The supervisor.

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Key Stats for Excavator Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Excavator Operator Salaries

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%