Average Early-Career Excavator Operator with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$18.39
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$1,350
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Excavator Operator with Machine Operation skills is $18.39.
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$14.35
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$18.39
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$25.05
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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 Heavy Equipment Operation and OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair, Safety Compliance and Equipment Maintenance.

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 $18.95 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.23 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 52 survey responses.
Mid Career
42.3%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
34.6%