$59,185
Avg. Salary
$19.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,030

Bonus

$1,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Excavator Operator is $19.98 per hour.

The average pay for an Excavator Operator is $59,185 per year.

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$14.14
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$19.98
50%
$30.85
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MEDIAN $19.98
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$24k
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$59k
50%
$146k
90%
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MEDIAN $59,185
$24,358 - $145,969
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MEDIAN: $59,185
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$0$145K
Salary $24,358 - $145,969
Bonus $194 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $493 - $20,273
Total Pay (?
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).
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$30,533 - $81,525
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.14 - $30.85
Hourly Tips $0.88
Overtime $20.48 - $48.86
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $194 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $493 - $20,273
Total Pay (?
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).
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$30,533 - $81,525
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 567

Job Description for Excavator Operator

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 comfortable. Excavator operators' hours may vary depending on their employers' needs, and they may include weekends and night shifts. They might also be required to travel to remote work sites.

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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

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

Pay by Experience for an Excavator Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Excavator Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Excavator Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 156 salaries. An Excavator Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 82 salaries.

Excavator Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Excavator Operator?

Excavator Operator in Lake Odessa:
"Great being close to home."
Pros: Great working close to home
Cons: Same area means seeing the same people

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Key Stats for Excavator Operator

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Excavator Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Excavator Operator Salaries

Excavator Operator
▲23%

National Average
$48,000

Machine Operation
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 40%