Salary for Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Ash Conveyor Operator, Assembly Line Tender, Chip Bin Conveyor Tender, Conveyor Belt Operator, Conveyor Tender, Grain Elevator Operator, Packing Line Operator

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These workers control or tend conveyors, which are large systems that move material from one stockpile to the next. Stockpiles may be between vehicles, departments or other areas. This occupation may be dangerous as workers deal with heavy machinery. To become a conveyor operator or tender, one must first acquire a high school diploma, GED or above. Before beginning official work, a few months to a year of formal training may be required.

A Conveyor Operator or Tender usually receives wages that can range from 24000 and 36000 based on seniority. Conveyor Operators and Tenders can expect average salaries of Thirty Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Conveyor Operators and Tenders can receive the highest pay in Wyoming, where they can earn average wages of approximately $45900. They can make the most money in Utilities, where they receive average job salaries of $40960.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.11 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Conveyor Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $40,960
Utilities $38,090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $32,410
Manufacturing $31,180
Retail Trade $30,630
Transportation and Warehousing $30,410
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $26,880
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,150
Wholesale Trade $28,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises $29,970
Transportation and Warehousing $30,410
Retail Trade $30,630
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