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Power Shovel Operator Salary

$46,989 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$846

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Power Shovel Operator is $46,989 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Power Shovel Operator is between $34,705 and $57,221. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates power-driven machine, equipped with movable shovel, to excavate or move coal, dirt, rock, sand, and other materials.
  • Receives written or verbal instructions from supervisor regarding material to move or excavate.
  • Pushes levers and depresses pedals to move machine, to lower and push shovel into stockpiled material, to lower and dig shovel into surface of ground, and to lift, swing, and dump contents of shovel into truck, car, or onto conveyor, hopper, or stockpile.
Power Shovel Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Job family population: 46,090

Estimated population of Power Shovel Operator jobs: 3,001

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$54,474
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Power Shovel Operator Job Listings for United States

Mine Operator
Dec 10
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Intrepid Potash
... power cables • Shovel conveyor belt tail section • Bulldoze roadways and the area around the belt feeder • Determine when and how to cut ore and move mining equipment • Other duties as ...
Equipment Operator w/CDL
Dec 6
Kent, WA, USA
North Sky Communications
... powered equipment to/from/on jobsite Maintain safe working habits/conditions according to all ... Hand dig with shovel, sharpshooter, etc. Climb into and out of equipment (trucks, cars, backhoes ...
Lead Lift Operator: Day or Nights!
Nov 26
Leavenworth, United States
Vail Resorts
Teach your team how to use a variety of tools to sweep seats, shovel snow, and grade surface areas ... Diagnosing lift faults and switching power to auxiliary unit if needed. * Ensure timely rotation of ...
Production Operator
Oct 30
Richmond, CA, USA
Workers.com
Sweeping - scraping - shoveling - operating power washer. Final quality control - attention to detail. Operate machinery. Company Description WORKERS.COM opened its doors in 1989 as Industrial ...
Equipment Operator
Nov 14
Corona, CA, USA
Boudreau Pipeline
... with shovel * Follows direction of Foreman as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific ... May be called upon to run small power tools such as jack hammer * Digs, spreads, and levels ...

The average pay for a Power Shovel Operator is $46,989 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Power Shovel Operator is between $34,705 and $57,221. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Mine Operator
Dec 10
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Intrepid Potash
... power cables • Shovel conveyor belt tail section • Bulldoze roadways and the area around the belt feeder • Determine when and how to cut ore and move mining equipment • Other duties as ...
Equipment Operator w/CDL
Dec 6
Kent, WA, USA
North Sky Communications
... powered equipment to/from/on jobsite Maintain safe working habits/conditions according to all ... Hand dig with shovel, sharpshooter, etc. Climb into and out of equipment (trucks, cars, backhoes ...
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