Average Experienced Excavator Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$30.50
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AU$550
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Excavator Operator in Australia is AU$30.50.
10%
A$24.26
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A$30.50
90%
A$39.31
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Hourly Rate
AU$24 - AU$39
Bonus
AU$44 - AU$1,028
Total Pay
AU$50,462 - AU$92,619
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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 Heavy Equipment Operation, Machine Operation, Equipment Maintenance and Safety 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 159 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.81 based on 166 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 Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (7.1% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (18.2% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (6.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 446 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
35.7%
Mid Career
37.2%
Late Career
26.0%

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