Heavy Equipment Operator Salary with Blueprints skills

Earnings for Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills come in at around $19.58 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,000 - $83,553
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,309
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90%

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$14.15 - $28.71
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$29,000 - $83,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $5,000  
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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$31,440 - $72,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $28.71  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $42.10  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $5,000  
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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$31,440 - $72,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $40K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills make a median salary of $49K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $52K.

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 42%
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