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Excavator in Australia median base salary $89,096/yr. Information is based on 83 Excavator jobs advertised between November 2021 and March 2022.
How much do Excavator earn in Australia? The average salary of Excavator is $89,096 in Australia
$89,096 /yr
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Average $89,096
Range $80K - $90K
Last updated November 25 2022
The average pay range for Excavator is between $80K and $90K. Salaries vary from a low of $50K up to $130K per year. The average number of Excavator roles advertised per month is 21 in Australia between November 2021 and March 2022.
What are the most common skills required to be a Excavator? The most common skills required for a Excavator are:
Construction Construction Cement Earthworks Coal Construction Contracts Earthworks Art Automotive Bobcat Contracts Drainage Driving Earthmoving Earthworks Art Asbestos Cement Cleaning Concrete Contracts Demolition Drainage Drawings Driving Earthmoving Earthworks Electrical Engineering
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These skills are most commonly found in Excavator job advertisements and position descriptions.

Last updated October 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 $89,096.
Chandler Macleod Group
Townsville (72%), Perth (12%), Brisbane (9%), Newcastle (4%) +2 others



Thiess Pty Ltd
Townsville (74%), Brisbane (25%), Cairns (1%)



Programmed Skilled Workforce
Perth (60%), Brisbane (22%), Newcastle (14%), Adelaide (4%)



Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd
Brisbane (47%), Perth (31%), Melbourne (21%), Adelaide (1%)



Perth (100%)



Last Updated April 22 2022
How many years does it take to become a Excavator?
Most candidates undertake an average of 4 years Building & Construction prior to being appointed as a Excavator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Excavator
Last updated November 22 2022
Most candidates have on average 8 years working experience prior to becoming a Excavator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Excavator
Last updated November 22 2022
Where are Plant & Machinery Operators in Australia sourced from?
Plant & Machinery Operators are sourced from
these companies
Coles Supermarket
Plant & Machinery Operators are sourced in Australia are most likely to be sourced from these schools
Griffith University
Victoria University
Macquarie University
RMIT University
Last updated November 26 2022
Where are most Excavator roles located in Australia?
Perth 25 / 32%
Brisbane 16 / 21%
Melbourne 16 / 21%
Sydney 7 / 9%
Townsville 5 / 6%
Last updated November 18 2022
Which locations in Australia pay the most for Excavator?
Perth ($109K)
Canberra ($95K)
Wollongong ($90K)
Townsville ($87K)
Darwin ($85K)
Last updated November 18 2022