Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salary

The average wage for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $21.04 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting and Arc Welding.
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$35,638 - $78,704
$36K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,177
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$14.94 - $29.68
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$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,638 - $78,704  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $5,913  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,550  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$33,463 - $74,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $29.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$21.54 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$491.94 - $5,913  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,550  
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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$33,463 - $74,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407

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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

  • 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 Equipment Mechanic

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,986

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic?

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Calgary:
"I enjoy working as a mechanic because I enjoy the challenge."
Pros: I like problem solving and trouble shooting problems and being able to fix them my self. And I also like keeping busy and be a profitable as possible.
Cons: I feel as if u don't get treated fairly and taking advantage for what I do cause I am only 18.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Kansas City:
"Hands on, time sensitive, diverse, problem solving oriented."
Pros: The work is very diverse, not micromanaged. This company encourages all work to be performed to a very professional standard. The atmosphere is professional, yet somewhat relaxed.
Cons: Knowing that I've already reached the ceiling.

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲37%

Arc Welding
▲31%






Heavy Equipment Repair
▼0%

Welding
▼0%

National Average
$50,000


Mechanic
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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