The average hourly pay for an Experienced Excavator Operator in Adelaide, South Australia is AU$30.00.
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What Do Excavator Operators Do?
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 c…Read more
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
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operators?
An early career Excavator Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$27.04 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.47 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$31.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Excavator Operator in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (7.6% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (18.3% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (5.0% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (1.1% less).
Years of Experience
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