The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Excavator Operator is $16.42.
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Job Description for Excavator Operator
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 c…Read more
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.
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