Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Pile-Driver Operators operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures such as buildings, bridges, and piers.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Pile-Driver Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $37,010 to $47,590 per year or $18 to $23 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Pile-Driver Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$55||$115,290|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$47||$97,190|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$30||$63,370|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$23||$47,590|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$18||$37,010|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Pile-Driver Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Pile-Driver Operators are in the states of NY, IL, CA, MA and PA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$80340||$38.62|
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction||$70670||$33.97|
|Utility System Construction||$70370||$33.83|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$67950||$32.67|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||$67420||$32.41|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$61550||$29.59|