Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salary

The average wage for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $20.38 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$31,211 - $80,042
(Median)
$31K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,778
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90%

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$14.68 - $29.26
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,211 - $80,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,652  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$32,305 - $72,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $29.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.78 - $41.53  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $7,652  
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).
)
$32,305 - $72,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,480
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $47,956

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What is it like working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic?

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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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 31%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Welding
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Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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