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How much do Backhoe Operator earn in Australia? The average salary of Backhoe Operator is $65,000 in Australia
$65,000 /yr
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Average $65,000
Range $60K - $70K
Last updated June 24 2022
The average pay range for Backhoe Operator is between $60K and $70K. Salaries vary from a low of $40K up to $100K per year. The average number of Backhoe Operator roles advertised per month is 3 in Australia between June 2021 and March 2022.
What are the most common skills required to be a Backhoe Operator? The most common skills required for a Backhoe Operator are:
Construction Construction FIFO Construction Iron Maintenance Accreditation Coal Driving Earthmoving Excel Iron Asbestos Concrete Construction Contracts Drainage Earthmoving Earthworks Engineering Excavation Excel Inspection Installation Machinery Maintenance Materials Mechanical Mining Paperwork
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These skills are most commonly found in Backhoe Operator job advertisements and position descriptions.

Last updated May 31 2022
Which recruitment agencies have the largest number of Plant & Machinery Operators roles in Australia?
See which recruitment agencies advertise the most Plant & Machinery Operators roles. See what salaries they paid for Plant & Machinery Operators in Australia. See how they compare to the average Plant & Machinery Operators salary of $65,000.
Chandler Macleod Group
Townsville (72%), Perth (12%), Brisbane (9%), Newcastle (4%) +2 others
2,134

$84K-$112K

($33,494)

$84K-$112K
($33,494)
Thiess Pty Ltd
Townsville (74%), Brisbane (25%), Cairns (1%)
1,347

$93K-$158K

($61,082)

$93K-$158K
($61,082)
Programmed Skilled Workforce
Perth (60%), Brisbane (22%), Newcastle (14%), Adelaide (4%)
799

$71K-$129K

($35,130)

$71K-$129K
($35,130)
Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd
Brisbane (47%), Perth (31%), Melbourne (21%), Adelaide (1%)
642

$49K-$66K

(($7,332))

$49K-$66K
(($7,332))
MACA
Perth (100%)
613

$80K-$120K

($35,508)

$80K-$120K
($35,508)
Last Updated April 22 2022
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How many years does it take to become a Backhoe Operator?
Most candidates undertake an average of 5 years Building & Construction prior to being appointed as a Backhoe Operator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Backhoe Operator
Last updated June 22 2022
Most candidates have on average 9 years working experience prior to becoming a Backhoe Operator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Backhoe Operator
Last updated June 22 2022
Where are Plant & Machinery Operators in Australia sourced from?
Plant & Machinery Operators are sourced from
these companies
Woolworths
BIG W
Coles
Coles Supermarket
Kmart
Plant & Machinery Operators are sourced in Australia are most likely to be sourced from these schools
TAFE
Griffith University
Victoria University
Macquarie University
RMIT University
Last updated June 24 2022
Where are most Backhoe Operator roles located in Australia?
Brisbane 8 / 22%
Melbourne 8 / 22%
Newcastle 7 / 19%
Townsville 4 / 11%
Adelaide 3 / 8%
Last updated June 17 2022
Which locations in Australia pay the most for Backhoe Operator?
Perth ($115K)
Melbourne ($77K)
Adelaide ($68K)
Brisbane ($66K)
Sydney ($65K)
Last updated June 17 2022