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.