Heavy Equipment Mechanic with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Salary

A Heavy Equipment Mechanic with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills earns an average wage of $21.29 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$43,982 - $81,240
$44K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,454
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$16.57 - $29.97
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MEDIAN: $21.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,982 - $81,240  
   
Bonus
$727 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$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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$36,950 - $78,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.57 - $29.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$24.96 - $45.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$727 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$36,950 - $78,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 88 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 56 salaries.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%
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