Front End Loader Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Front End Loader Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.06 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Work is enjoyable for Front End Loader Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,060 - $70,467
$22K
$39K
$70K
MEDIAN: $38,957
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50%
90%

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$11.75 - $20.24
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.12
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$0$70K
Salary $22,060 - $70,467
Bonus $12.08 - $2,134
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,147 - $52,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $20.24
Hourly Tips $0.27
Overtime $15.26 - $29.69
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $12.08 - $2,134
Profit Sharing $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,147 - $52,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 438

Job Description for Front End Loader Operator

A front end loader operator is a heavy equipment operator who is usually found on demolition or roadway construction team. Quarries and general contractors also use dedicated personnel to work as operators for this machinery. Individuals in this field of work typically work outdoors and under the direction of a construction foreman or team leader.

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Front End Loader Operator Tasks

  • Operate industrial vehicles to transport materials for production.
  • Maintain and service vehicles regularly.
  • Follow safety procedures, including weight limits, and communicate with other staff.

Common Career Paths for Front End Loader Operator


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A lot of Front End Loader Operators move on to become Heavy Equipment Operators, that group gets paid a slightly higher $42K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front End Loader Operator

Pay by Experience for a Front End Loader Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Front End Loader Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 259 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front End Loader Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Front End Loader Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 127 salaries. A Front End Loader Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 49 salaries.

Front End Loader Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front End Loader Operator?

Front End Loader Operator in Lorain:
Pros: It's family owned relationships with workers are good.
Cons: No communication, they think cause I'm young and family they can pay me 6 dollars and how less than the last guy who did this job.

Front End Loader Operator in Visalia:
"That pay would be the same even if you knew."
Work hard and safe follow all precautions and obey your supervisors.

Front End Loader Operator in Martinsburg:
"The pay was better."
Be careful and watch your surroundings.

Front End Loader Operator in Lorain:
"Stressful but challenging."
Pros: The group of people who I work with, the schedule of worked hours, & the fact that there is always something to do.
Cons: The pay, the favoritism, and no room for advancement.

Front End Loader Operator in Kitwanga Bc.:
Pros: No job any more looking for new job.
Cons: Was to lonely was only one there n had a extra woker when I'm off.

Front End Loader Operator in Amsterdam:
"Loader operating."
Pros: Being my own boss basicly and the company I work for is great.
Cons: Not enough pay for the stress and hours.

Front End Loader Operator in Waxahachie:
"Work Conditions."
Pros: I enjoy the challenge of my position. Executing tasks and projects in a timely and professional manner gives me a great sense of achievement.
Cons: Too much chaos. Very unorganized management due to communication. Equipment is outdated and faulty. Very unsafe job practices.

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Key Stats for Front End Loader Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Front End Loader Operator Salaries

Plant Maintenance
▲46%

Loader Operator
▲23%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲4%

Customer Service
▲2%

heavy equipment operator
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼1%

Safety Compliance
▼14%

Machine Operation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%