Heavy Duty Mechanic Salary

The average pay for a Heavy Duty Mechanic is $21.81 per hour. A skill in Equipment Maintenance is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,187 - $81,403
$29K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,601
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50%
90%

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$15.09 - $30.84
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.72
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,187 - $81,403  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $7,837  
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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$32,389 - $73,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $30.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$21.60 - $45.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$304.10 - $7,837  
   
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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$32,389 - $73,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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

  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Duty Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Duty Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Duty Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 66 salaries. A Heavy Duty Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 62 salaries.

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Key Stats for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲11%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲5%


▲4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲3%


National Average
$50,000

Automotive Engine Repair
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%
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