Heavy Equipment Mechanics represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $21.50 per hour — though Concrete Mixing Truck Drivers, Tractor-Trailer Drivers, and Heavy Equipment Operators also do fairly well at $15.26, around $15.00, and $15.00, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $19.25 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (50 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $14.44 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $15.00 per hour for Certified Mining Safety and Health Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Electronic Troubleshooting; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $21.50 per hour. A garden variety skill at Robertsons Ready Mix is Customer Service; slightly more than a fifth of Robertsons Ready Mix's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Equipment Maintenance, Welding, and Transport.
Robertsons Ready Mix's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too.