Average Experienced Excavator Operator Hourly Pay

$21.03
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$1,017
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Excavator Operator is $21.03.
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$14.88
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$21.03
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$34.78
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$15 - $35
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$850 - $3,800
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Job Description for Excavator Operator

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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Popular Skills for Excavator Operator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

An entry-level Excavator Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.42 based on 10 salaries. An early career Excavator Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.93 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.55 based on 119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 425 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
35.3%
Mid Career
28.0%
Late Career
34.4%