Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

A Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of AU$26.00 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$49,316 - AU$146,410
(Median)
AU$49K
AU$97K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$96,551
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50%
90%

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AU$20.67 - AU$35.80
(Median)
AU$21
AU$26
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$49,316 - AU$146,410  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$15,893  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$43,992 - AU$116,196  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$20.67 - AU$35.80  
   
Overtime
AU$28.16 - AU$56.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$15,893  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
AU$43,992 - AU$116,196  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,182

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
AU$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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