The average wage for a Mid-Career Excavator Operator is AU$27.56 per hour.

AU$48,932 - AU$102,129
AU$49K
AU$70K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$69,776
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50%
90%
AU$22.79 - AU$35.00
AU$23
AU$28
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$27.51
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$102K
Salary AU$48,932 - AU$102,129
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$48,018 - AU$85,791
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$22.79 - AU$35.00
Hourly Tips AU$0.08
Overtime AU$32.35 - AU$54.45
Annual Data AU$0AU$85K
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$48,018 - AU$85,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 248

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$60,355

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 10 votes.
5-9 years
66%
10-19 years
34%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%