Salary for Surface Mining Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Also known as:  Backhoe Operator, Dragline Oiler, Dragline Operator, Equipment Operator, Excavator Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Loader Operator, Pit Operator, Track Hoe Operator

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A Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator will normally get a pay level of $31,660 and $70,840 depending on education and experience. Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators can get wages of fourty-eight thousand five hundred dollars annually.

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators are compensated at the highest average salary in Alaska, where they earn compensation, on average, of about $69,880. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Utilities, where they receive compensation, on average, of $82,570.

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Surface Mining Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$82,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,310
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$49,320
Construction
$48,440
Transportation and Warehousing
$48,150
Manufacturing
$44,760

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,610
Retail Trade
$38,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,270
Public Administration
$43,750
Wholesale Trade
$44,110
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$44,360