Average Early-Career Excavator Operator Hourly Pay

$17.87
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$850
Bonus
$10,500
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Excavator Operator is $17.87.
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$12.98
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$17.87
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$25.39
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
Bonus
$94 - $2,500
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10,500
Total Pay
$27,245 - $63,585
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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, Machine Operation and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair and Equipment Maintenance.

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 $16.27 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.52 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.94 based on 169 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 447 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Mid Career
26.4%
Experienced
37.8%
Late Career
33.1%