The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $17.46 per hour.

$24,490 - $71,489
(Median)
$24K
$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,619
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$12.93 - $24.41
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,490 - $71,489  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$28,004 - $60,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $24.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$18.03 - $34.74  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$408.51 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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).
)
$28,004 - $60,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Petersburg:
"Have a strong back."
Be prepared to work outside in the elements cold hot rain or snow mud and dusty and be able to make repairs in a timely fashion.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Norfolk:
"How hard it is to work with no help at times."
Learn all you can to make it easy on your self and others.

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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Heavy Equipment Repair
0%

Equipment Maintenance
0%

Automotive Engine Repair
0%

National Average
$41,000

Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Industrial Hydraulics
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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