Concrete Pump Operator Salary
Men represent the vast majority of Concrete Pump Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.82 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Concrete Pump Operators. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and close to two-fifths receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$37,788 - $81,431|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $6,558|
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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).)
|$35,301 - $81,969|
|Hourly Rate||$15.41 - $31.15|
|Overtime||$21.71 - $44.91|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $6,558|
|Total Pay (||$35,301 - $81,969|
Job Description for Concrete Pump Operator
Typically, a concrete pump operator is associated with large cement mixers, but pump operators also work with other heavy rigs. These include trucks with boom attachments that can help the operator to precisely pump concrete into hard-to-reach areas at a construction site. The ability to work with both standard-style mixer truck systems and more modern equipment is one key to ensuring steady, profitable work in this career.Read More...
Concrete pump operators also must be knowledgeable about the product they work with, namely the concrete itself. As the pump begins delivering the cement, the operator must monitor it to assure proper mix ratios and consistency. One way the operator helps to ensure precise concrete mixes is to constantly maintain and clean trucks, delivery system nozzles, and sluices. A good pump operator must have an eye for detail and some general repair knowledge to stay on schedule and keep systems operating well.
Concrete pump operators may learn their trade in a technical school or vocational school. People just starting in the career may serve an apprenticeship on a cement mixer or with a concrete contractor before being given broader pump operator responsibilities. People in this career should expect to spend a great deal of time working outdoors in construction site settings, with day, evening, and overnight work being possible under certain contracts. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Concrete Pump Operator Tasks
- Participate in rigging up, connecting hoses, delivery of product to location.
- Report all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.
- Maintain assigned equipment, and perform daily inspections to ensure compliance with operational and safety requirements.
- Complete pre- and post- trip inspections and fuel, clean and service the units.
- Maintain all required log books and inspection reports.
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Pay by Experience Level for Concrete Pump Operator
Pay by Experience for a Concrete Pump Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Concrete Pump Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Concrete Pump Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Concrete Pump Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 83 salaries. A Concrete Pump Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 22 salaries.
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