Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $15.70 per hour.

$25,375 - $62,289
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,076
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$11.26 - $23.57
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,375 - $62,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,846  
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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$25,138 - $60,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $23.57  
   
Overtime
$15.82 - $33.30  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,846  
   
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).
)
$25,138 - $60,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,086
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Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Onaway:
"How much it paid."
Learn something everyday that helps you be a little faster... Grease daily, take care of equipment!

Heavy Equipment Operator in Colorado Springs:
"Go home with all your body parts and co workers."
Always keep your equipment serviced and clean. It is your tool. If you loose your tools, you can't do your job. BE SAFE ALWAYS! When operating equipment it is the coworkers that at most risk for injury. You don't want to do that, DO you?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Harrisonburg:
Get all the certificates and training for every piece of equipment and including welding and maintenance.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Blueprints
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Machine Operation
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Equipment Maintenance
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%
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