Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $15.19 per hour.
Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$23,107 - $64,559
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,835
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Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.70 - $22.96
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,107 - $64,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $23,808  
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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$24,258 - $59,787  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,066
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $22.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61 - $2.12  
Overtime
$14.99 - $32.72  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $23,808  
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).
)
$24,258 - $59,787  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,066
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National Average
$36,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 9%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 6%
Machine Operation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000
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Gender
Female
5%
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Male
95%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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