The average wage for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $19.62 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$26,465 - $66,898
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46K
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67K
MEDIAN: $46,266
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$13.94 - $27.75
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,465 - $66,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,074  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $5,068  
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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$30,861 - $67,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $27.75  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $41.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $5,068  
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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$30,861 - $67,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,373
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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Heavy equipment mechanics are in charge of maintaining company-related machinery. They are responsible for providing upkeep to that machinery to ensure that needed equipment functions properly; this includes preventive care and maintenance. Heavy equipment mechanics perform regular inspections to ensure machines comply with local, state, and federal regulations. They must possess advanced mechanical skills to troubleshoot and fix industrial equipment using heavy tools, as well as receive regular training to meet performance standards. They install equipment parts and recycle as required, and they often work on replacing outdated machinery.
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Heavy Equipment 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 Equipment Mechanic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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Las Vegas
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Seattle
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Oklahoma City
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Denver
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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Phoenix
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National Average
$45,000
Albuquerque
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Tulsa
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Jacksonville
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El Paso
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Equipment Maintenance
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Welding
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National Average
$45,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 169 votes.
Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%
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