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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salary

A Heavy Equipment Mechanic earns an average wage of $19.95 per hour.
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$28,486 - $78,435
(Median)
$28K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,943
10%
50%
90%

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$14.43 - $28.34
(Median)
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,486 - $78,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $7,891  
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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$31,623 - $70,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $40.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $7,891  
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).
)
$31,623 - $70,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,161

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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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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries




Troubleshooting
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Welding
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National Average
$46,000

Equipment Maintenance
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Automotive Engine Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%