Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $19.65 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting and Heavy Equipment Repair.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$25,942 - $70,155
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,715
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$13.99 - $27.70
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,942 - $70,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,060  
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $5,152  
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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$30,940 - $68,418  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $27.70  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $5,152  
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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$30,940 - $68,418  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,321
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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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San Antonio
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Dallas
up arrow 11%
Stockton
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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
up arrow 50%
Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 28%
System Repair
up arrow 10%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 4%
Welding
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National Average
$45,000
Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 30%

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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