Average Excavator Operator with Heavy Equipment Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$20.47
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$1,015
Bonus
$11,500
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The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator with Heavy Equipment Operation skills is $20.47.
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$14.33
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$20.47
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$30.85
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $31
Bonus
$395 - $2,970
Profit Sharing
$0 - $11,500
Total Pay
$30,834 - $70,755
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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 OSHA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair, Equipment Maintenance, Safety Compliance and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operator

An early career Excavator Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.34 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.81 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.78 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (10.9% less), Tampa, Florida (6.0% less) and Houston, Texas (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 212 survey responses.
Early Career
26.9%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
33.0%