Average Excavator Operator Hourly Pay in Brisbane, Queensland

AU$29.48
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The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator in Brisbane, Queensland is AU$29.48.
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A$25.79
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A$29.48
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A$35.68
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AU$26 - AU$36
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AU$53,841 - AU$83,273
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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 and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

An early career Excavator Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$28.04 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.16 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.41 based on 22 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 Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (5.3% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (14.6% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (8.5% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (7.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Early Career
16.4%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
36.1%
Late Career
24.6%

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