Excavator Operator

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Median Average:
$77,074
Excavator Operator in Australia median base salary $77,074/yr. Information is based on 511 Excavator Operator jobs advertised between November 2021 and March 2022.
How much do Excavator Operator earn in Australia? The average salary of Excavator Operator is $77,074 in Australia
$77,074 /yr
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Average $77,074
Range $80K - $90K
Last updated November 18 2022
The average pay range for Excavator Operator is between $80K and $90K. Salaries vary from a low of $50K up to $110K per year. The average number of Excavator Operator roles advertised per month is 137 in Australia between November 2021 and March 2022.
What are the most common skills required to be a Excavator Operator? The most common skills required for a Excavator Operator are:
Construction Construction Construction Coal Construction Accreditation Construction Bobcat Construction Construction Cleaning Construction Accreditation Art Cement Concrete Construction Asbestos Bobcat Building Cement Concrete Building Cement Cleaning Art Cables Cement Concrete Construction
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These skills are most commonly found in Excavator Operator 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 $77,074.
Chandler Macleod Group
Townsville (72%), Perth (12%), Brisbane (9%), Newcastle (4%) +2 others
2,134

$84K-$112K

($21,420)

$84K-$112K
($21,420)
Thiess Pty Ltd
Townsville (74%), Brisbane (25%), Cairns (1%)
1,347

$93K-$158K

($49,008)

$93K-$158K
($49,008)
Programmed Skilled Workforce
Perth (60%), Brisbane (22%), Newcastle (14%), Adelaide (4%)
799

$71K-$129K

($23,056)

$71K-$129K
($23,056)
Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd
Brisbane (47%), Perth (31%), Melbourne (21%), Adelaide (1%)
642

$49K-$66K

(($19,406))

$49K-$66K
(($19,406))
MACA
Perth (100%)
613

$80K-$120K

($23,434)

$80K-$120K
($23,434)
Last Updated April 22 2022
How many years does it take to become a Excavator Operator?
Most candidates undertake an average of 10 years Building & Construction prior to being appointed as a Excavator Operator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Excavator Operator
Last updated November 21 2022
Most candidates have on average 7 years working experience prior to becoming a Excavator Operator.
Average Building & Construction required to become a Excavator Operator
Last updated November 21 2022
Where are Excavator Operator in Australia sourced from?
Excavator Operator are sourced from
these companies
Axis Plumbing
Need A Skip Now
Penfold Projects
Sell and Parker Pty Ltd
Telstra
Excavator Operator are sourced in Australia are most likely to be sourced from these schools
TAFE
Griffith University
Victoria University
Macquarie University
RMIT University
Last updated November 21 2022
Where are most Excavator Operator roles located in Australia?
Perth 58 / 18%
Brisbane 43 / 14%
Melbourne 43 / 14%
Sydney 43 / 14%
Townsville 25 / 8%
Last updated November 18 2022
Which locations in Australia pay the most for Excavator Operator?
Perth ($102K)
Townsville ($99K)
Darwin ($91K)
Gold Coast ($83K)
Brisbane ($78K)
Last updated November 18 2022