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Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $15.32 per hour.
$24,269 - $62,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,121
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$10.89 - $23.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,269 - $62,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
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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$24,567 - $59,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $23.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31 - $3.54  
Overtime
$15.07 - $32.89  
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 - $1,932  
   
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).
)
$24,567 - $59,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 944
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Blueprints
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Equipment Maintenance
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%