A Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of AU$27.79 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$44,514 - AU$144,837
AU$45K
AU$84K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$83,518
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AU$22.30 - AU$38.75
AU$22
AU$28
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$27.79
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$44,514 - AU$144,837  
   
Bonus
AU$5,000  
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$46,930 - AU$95,350  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$19AU$38AU$57
Hourly Rate
AU$22.30 - AU$38.75  
   
Overtime
AU$31.10 - AU$55.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$5,000  
   
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$46,930 - AU$95,350  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 92 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,455

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

▲10%

Late-Career
▲7%

▲1%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

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▲2%


National Average
AU$61,000

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 87%