Avg. Base Hourly Rate (NZD)
The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator is NZ$22.89
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 NZ$23.09 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$25.62 based on 33 salaries. An experienced …Read more
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 …Read more
- 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.