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Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Operator Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of $17.23 per hour.
Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Operator Salary (?
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$26,179 - $68,082
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,923
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Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Operator Salary (?
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$12.28 - $25.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,179 - $68,082  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,471  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,364  
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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$27,776 - $65,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $36.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,471  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,364  
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).
)
$27,776 - $65,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Blueprints
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Equipment Maintenance
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 33%