Average Excavator Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$31.36
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (AUD)
10%
A$25.01
MEDIAN
A$31.36
90%
A$40.20

The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator is AU$31.36

Hourly Rate
AU$25 - AU$40
Bonus
AU$483 - AU$16k
Total Pay
AU$52k - AU$88k
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What Do Excavator Operators Do?

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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FAQs About Excavator Operators

What is the highest pay for Excavator Operators?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Excavator Operator is A$40.20 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Excavator Operators?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Excavator Operator is A$25.01 / hour

How can Excavator Operators increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Excavator Operator is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Excavator Operator that oversees more junior Excavator Operators, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.