Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Excavator Operator is $17.96
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Excavator Operators?
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 $16.64 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Excavator Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.18 based on 110 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Excavator Operators Do?
An excavator operator operates heavy machinery to move materials and clear ground, digging holes and trenches to prepare sites for construction. They may also be required to occasionally perform maintenance on the machines. A typical day for an excavator operator is often spent on a construction site in conditions that can be unpredictable and/or extreme; for example, there may be heat, cold, dust, and noise. However, most machines have air-conditioned, soundproof cabs that may make work more …Read more
- 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.