Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills can expect to earn an average of $19.64 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by roughly two in five. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,267 - $75,506
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,751
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90%

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$14.13 - $29.29
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,267 - $75,506  
   
Bonus
$511 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$32,046 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $29.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$20.43 - $42.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$511 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$32,046 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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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.


Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. For Heavy Equipment Operators with Blueprints skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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