Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints Skills Salary

Average Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills make around $19.75 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, nearly two in five claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,687 - $76,025
$32K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,400
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$14.24 - $29.52
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MEDIAN: $19.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,687 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$500 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
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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$32,370 - $75,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $29.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$20.50 - $43.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$500 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
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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$32,370 - $75,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 737

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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