The average rate for an Experienced Excavator Operator is AU$28.59 per hour.

AU$43,114 - AU$105,704
AU$43K
AU$61K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$60,684
10%
50%
90%
AU$23.00 - AU$35.09
AU$23
AU$29
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$28.52
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$105K
Salary AU$43,114 - AU$105,704
Bonus AU$5,500
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$47,708 - AU$96,179
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$23.00 - AU$35.09
Overtime AU$33.52 - AU$59.43
Annual Data AU$0AU$96K
Bonus AU$5,500
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$47,708 - AU$96,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 219

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 Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,528

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

Key Stats for Excavator Operator

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 97%