Average Early-Career Excavator Operator with Heavy Equipment Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$18.48
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$976
Bonus
$10,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Excavator Operator with Heavy Equipment Operation skills is $18.48.
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
Bonus
$88 - $2,048
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10,500
Total Pay
$29,243 - $61,259
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What Do Excavator Operators Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Excavator Operators?

Skills in OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair, Safety Compliance, Equipment Maintenance and Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operators?

A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.81 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.61 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 159 survey responses.
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
25.2%
Late Career
45.9%