Average Grader Operator Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Grader Operator is $24.82 in 2024

Hourly Rate
$16 - $35
$509 - $3k
Total Pay
$32k - $74k
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What Do Grader Operators Do?

Grader Operator Tasks
  • Operate a grader machine and other heavy machinery to prepare roadway surfaces for paving.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures, including daily inspection of equipment.
  • Clean, repair, maintain, and ensure security of grader machine and other equipment.
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How do Grader Operators Rate Their Jobs?

3.3 out of 5
Based on 9 responses, the job of Grader Operator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.33 out of 5. On average, Grader Operators are satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Grader Operators

What is the highest pay for Grader Operators?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Grader Operator is $34.52 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Grader Operators?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Grader Operator is $16.05 / hour

How can Grader Operators increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Grader Operator is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Grader Operator that oversees more junior Grader Operators, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.