Grader Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Grader Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.78 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Most Grader Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,359 - $210,206
$24K
$45K
$210K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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50%
90%

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$12.06 - $35.48
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20.24
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$0$210K
Salary $24,359 - $210,206
Bonus $2,000
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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$25,574 - $88,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $12.06 - $35.48
Overtime $15.27 - $59.60
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $2,000
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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$25,574 - $88,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

Job Description for Grader Operator

A grader operator is a construction worker who operates a special type of heavy machinery called a grader, which is used to create straight, flat sections of earth; graders can be used, for example, in conducting road construction, leveling parcels of ground for further construction and creating dirt pathways for other machinery needed at the construction site. Graders can also be used to create staging areas for employees to park trucks and other construction equipment while at work. The grader is a driver-controlled piece of machinery that is usually towed to construction areas by flatbed truck. After unloading, the grader operator typically inspects it to ensure that it is sound for operation. Most graders require the operator to ride on top of the grading wheel, operating and steering it like a vehicle. They must be able to complete needed tasks on the grader safely, effectively and efficiently.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Grader Operator

Pay by Experience for a Grader Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Grader Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grader Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Grader Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 38 salaries. A Grader Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 25 salaries.

Key Stats for Grader Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Grader Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%