Heavy Equipment Operator Salary with Blueprints skills

Median pay for Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills is around $19.64 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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

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$14.16 - $28.79
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,000 - $83,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
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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$31,476 - $72,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $28.79  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $42.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
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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$31,476 - $72,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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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.


Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $52K.

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator with Blueprints skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

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: 58% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 41%
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