A Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of C$24.59 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Loader Operator and Safety Compliance. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$36,520 - C$115,860
C$37K
C$60K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$59,614
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50%
90%

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C$17.29 - C$35.43
C$17
C$25
C$35
MEDIAN: C$24.64
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$36,520 - C$115,860  
   
Bonus
C$482.45 - C$6,153  
Profit Sharing
C$2,096  
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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C$36,721 - C$92,651  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$19C$38C$57
Hourly Rate
C$17.29 - C$35.43  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.00  
Overtime
C$26.39 - C$56.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$482.45 - C$6,153  
   
Profit Sharing
C$2,096  
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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C$36,721 - C$92,651  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 758

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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 $51,000 based on 374 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 $58,000 based on 281 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 $60,000 based on 235 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 $61,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$54,880

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Heavy Equipment Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Heavy Equipment Operator?

Heavy Equipment Operator in New Brunswick:
"The ups and downs of machine operations."
Pros: The thing I like most about my job is that it motivates me to do anything to perfection, considering that's how a good operator does it.
Cons: When alot of men are around your machine while in operation.

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
C$55,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Loader Operator
▲17%

Safety Compliance
▲11%

National Average
C$55,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼5%

heavy equipment operator
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 34%
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