Heavy Duty Mechanic Salary

The average pay for a Heavy Duty Mechanic is $20.44 per hour. A skill in Electronic Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,893 - $76,596
(Median)
$28K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,980
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$13.83 - $30.25
(Median)
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,893 - $76,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$1,670 - $2,026  
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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$30,422 - $73,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $30.25  
   
Overtime
$19.31 - $43.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,670 - $2,026  
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).
)
$30,422 - $73,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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.

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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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 17%

Welding
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%
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