The average pay for a Heavy Duty Mechanic is $19.60 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Heavy Duty Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$22,468 - $73,407
(Median)
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73K
MEDIAN: $48,979
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Heavy Duty Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$13.07 - $26.03
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,468 - $73,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
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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$29,029 - $70,203  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $26.03  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $43.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
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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$29,029 - $70,203  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Heavy Duty Mechanic
Heavy duty mechanics work with a variety of heavy duty equipment, such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and/or pneumatic equipment. They maintain these machines, troubleshoot equipment should something go wrong, and may order supplies and parts. They may also manage inventory and make notes into an inventory system as required by their employers. Heavy duty mechanics must be able to disassemble, clean, and then reassemble a motor. Additionally, they must be cost efficient by analyzing parts and determining whether to order new parts or repair the existing pieces. In all tasks, heavy duty mechanics must be neat, organized, and meticulous in cleaning parts and work stations. Often, heavy duty mechanics work outside with heavy equipment and slippery oils. As such, it's essential they follow organizational safety regulations and HAZMAT procedures as needed.
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Heavy Duty Mechanic Tasks
  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.
Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Duty Mechanic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 6%
National Average
$46,000
Welding
up arrow 34%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%
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