Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Equipment Operator is $18.31
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Equipment Operators?
An entry-level Equipment Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.74 based on 56 salaries. An early career Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.81 based on 991 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Equipment Operators Do?
An equipment operator performs the hands-on aspect of using equipment, applying mechanical skill sets to operate a variety of devices such as a scraper, bulldozer, tractor, motor grader, front-end loader, crane, pile driver, and back hoe. Equipment operators are commonly seen using their equipment for road construction and maintenance. Other common projects that equipment operators work on are building construction, bridge construction, industrial farm work, and other large structures. On top …Read more
- Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.
- Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
- Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.