Heavy Duty Mechanic Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Heavy Duty Mechanic is $19.96 per hour. A skill in Heavy Equipment Repair is associated with high pay for this job. 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 Salary (?
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$24,200 - $82,500
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MEDIAN: $48,979
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Heavy Duty Mechanic Salary (?
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$13.36 - $30.01
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,200 - $82,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Profit Sharing
$1,450 - $2,023  
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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$29,539 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $43.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450 - $2,023  
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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$29,539 - $72,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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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Experience Affects Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$46,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 20%