Salary for Pile-Driver Operators

Also known as:  Diesel Pile Hammer Operator, Hydraulic Pile Hammer Operator, Hydraulic Press-In Operator, Pile Driver Operator, Vibratory Pile Driver helps construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Pile-driver operators control pile-drivers on construction sites. The work is very physically demanding and strenuous as the tools can cause injury and workers usually do their job outside in often adverse weather conditions. There are also a good number of pile-driver operators who have irregular working hours. To become a pile-driver operator, one must complete his or her high school diploma or GED. Employers will often train new hires on the job, but some choose to learn their trade at a vocational school or attend another formal apprenticeship program.

A Pile-Driver Operator usually gets an average pay level in a range of 40000 and 60000 depending on the level of experience. Pile-Driver Operators can get a salary of Fifty Two Thousand Four Hundred dollars every year.

Pile-Driver Operators can get the best pay in Washington, where they get average compensation of close to about $74980. People in this career group are paid most highly in Construction, where they can receive average pay scales of $62890.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.07 percent nationwide in that time.
Pile-Driver Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $62,890
Construction $52,140
Public Administration $40,280
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $40,280
Construction $52,140
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $62,890