Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $15.18 per hour. A skill in Blueprints is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$23,553 - $63,877
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,330
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Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.70 - $22.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,553 - $63,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,962  
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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$24,304 - $59,521  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,048
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $22.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61 - $2.12  
Overtime
$14.96 - $32.73  
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 - $1,962  
   
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).
)
$24,304 - $59,521  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,048
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Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$36,000
Tulsa
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Raleigh
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 11%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 5%
Machine Operation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$36,000

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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