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Motor Grader Operator Salary
in Rhode Island, United States

$44,945 (USD)

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Last updated: March 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Motor Grader Operator is $44,945 a year and $22 an hour in Rhode Island, United States. The average salary range for a Motor Grader Operator is between $33,561 and $54,411. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Motor Grader Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rhode Island, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates self-propelled grader to spread and level dirt, gravel, and stone, to grade specifications in construction and maintenance of earthwork structures, such as highways, streets, airports, dikes, and temporary roads: drives grader and moves levers to regulate height and angle of grader blade, lower scarifier that loosens packed soil to permit grading, and to tilt front wheels of grader when making sharp turns.
  • Drives grader in successive passes over working area, observing reference stakes or hand signals of assisting worker, to level surface to specified grade.
  • Feels lever and listens to sound of engine to determine depth of cut.
  • May perform fine or rough grading and be designated motor grader, fine grade; motor grader, rough grade.
  • May operate tractor drawn grader to cut and smooth subgrade on street and highway paving projects and be designated subgrader operator.
Motor Grader Operator Job Prevalence in Rhode Island, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Motor Grader Operator jobs: 19,671

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Motor Grader Operator Job Listings for Rhode Island, United States

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