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How Much Does a Snow Plow Operator Earn In The United States?

Snow Plow Operator Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
$28,000
$41,000
$60,000
Snow plow operators in the United States make an average salary of $41,189 per year or $19.8 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level snow plow operator salary is roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $60,000. If you like following the crowd, retail and construction companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out construction, retail, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Washington, North Dakota, and Wisconsin provide the highest snow plow operator salaries.
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Where Snow Plow Operators Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where snow plow operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Snow Plow Operators Earn In Different Cities?

While a snow plow operator can average a salary of $41,189 per year, or $19.8 per hour, there are many opportunities for snow plow operators to make more. For example, in Saint Cloud, MN you might make $42,404 per year. Other high-paying locations include Cheyenne, WY, West Des Moines, IA and Richmond, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Saint Cloud, MN where the average starting salary is $31,000. The highest paying states for snow plow operators include Alaska, California and Washington. Meanwhile, Montana, Alabama, and Michigan offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Saint Cloud, MN
$42,404
Avg. Salary
$23k
$49k
2. Cheyenne, WY
$35,873
Avg. Salary
$23k
$49k
3. West Des Moines, IA
$33,759
Avg. Salary
$23k
$49k
4. Richmond, VA
$28,449
Avg. Salary
$23k
$49k

High Paying Snow Plow Operator Jobs

Which Companies Pay Snow Plow Operators The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a snow plow operator, being employed by a company such as Dayton Freight or Roy Jorgensen Associates would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Des Moines Public Works Department and State of Wyoming also report highly competitive salaries for snow plow operators.
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Avg. Salary
$30k
$58k
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$30k
$58k
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$30k
$58k
Avg. Salary
$30k
$58k

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Snow Plow Operator Salary History

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    How Much Do Snow Plow Operators Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a snow plow operator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for snow plow operators tend to be found in construction, retail, and hospitality companies. In fact, snow plow operators can make a yearly salary of $43,615 while working for construction companies.
    1. Construction
    $43,615
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $51k
    2. Retail
    $42,812
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $51k
    3. Hospitality
    $36,167
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $51k
    4. Government
    $33,348
    Avg. Salary
    $28k
    $51k

    How Experience Affects Snow Plow Operator Salaries

    The salary for a snow plow operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Snow Plow Operator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator-Equipment Provided
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator-Equipment Provided
    Roseville, MN
    Roseville, MN
    01/25/2021
    01/25/2021
    $40,258
    $40,258
    01/25/2021
    Temporary Snow Plow Operator, Highway Department
    Temporary Snow Plow Operator, Highway Department
    Saint Cloud, MN
    Saint Cloud, MN
    12/08/2020
    12/08/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    12/08/2020
    Careers
    Careers
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator
    Lakeville, MN
    Lakeville, MN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $40,258
    $40,258
    10/27/2020
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Truck Driver/Snow Plow Operator
    Lakeville, MN
    Lakeville, MN
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $40,258
    $40,258
    10/27/2020
    Vacasa
    Vacasa
    Equipment/Snow Plow Operator
    Equipment/Snow Plow Operator
    Equipment/Snow Plow Operator
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/22/2020
    Minnesota City Jobs
    Minnesota City Jobs
    Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Plow Operator
    Ham Lake, MN
    Ham Lake, MN
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $39,340
    $39,340
    10/20/2020
    Seasonal Snow Plow Operator
    Seasonal Snow Plow Operator
    West Des Moines, IA
    West Des Moines, IA
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $37,044
    $37,044
    10/16/2020
    Attp-Temporary Snow Plow Operator
    Attp-Temporary Snow Plow Operator
    Rock Springs, WY
    Rock Springs, WY
    10/06/2020
    10/06/2020
    $34,227
    $34,227
    10/06/2020
    Snow Plow Operator
    Snow Plow Operator
    Richmond, VA
    Richmond, VA
    09/21/2020
    09/21/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    09/21/2020
    Attp-Temporary Snow Plow Operator
    Attp-Temporary Snow Plow Operator
    Cheyenne, WY
    Cheyenne, WY
    09/05/2020
    09/05/2020
    $34,227
    $34,227
    09/05/2020