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Heavy Equipment Operator Salary with Blueprints skills

The average Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints skills earns approximately $19.42 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — around two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$32,298 - $86,809
(Median)
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53K
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87K
MEDIAN: $52,601
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$14.24 - $28.95
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,298 - $86,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,409  
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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$31,547 - $73,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $28.95  
   
Overtime
$20.84 - $40.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,409  
   
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).
)
$31,547 - $73,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $52K.

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 39%