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.

$42,865 - $81,543
$43K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $60,454
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$16.41 - $29.74
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MEDIAN: $21.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,865 - $81,543  
   
Bonus
$511 - $14,681  
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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$37,405 - $78,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.41 - $29.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$23.98 - $45.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$511 - $14,681  
   
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).
)
$37,405 - $78,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%
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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 44 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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