Average Entry-Level Excavator Operator Hourly Pay

$16.42
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$1,100
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Excavator Operator is $16.42.
10%
$10.81
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$16.42
90%
$25
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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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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 $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. An experienced Excavator Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.03 based on 159 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 574 survey responses.
Early Career
26.1%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
27.7%
Late Career
25.4%