Salary for Conveyor Operators and Tenders

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Also known as:  Ash Conveyor Operator, Assembly Line Tender, Chip Bin Conveyor Tender, Conveyor Belt Operator, Conveyor Tender, Grain Elevator Operator, Packing Line Operator helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 will normally receive a salary between $25,810 and $52,040 depending on levels of tenure. will normally get an average pay level of thirty-seven thousand five hundred and fourty dollars yearly.

make the most money in West Virginia, where they get an average salary rate of just about $57,560. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they receive wages of $56,480.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.34 percent nationwide in that time.


Conveyor Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Wholesale Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
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