Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $16.20 per hour. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,978 - $76,000
$24K
$40K
$76K
MEDIAN: $39,832
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$11.78 - $24.18
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,978 - $76,000  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,076  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $5,960  
Commission
$504  
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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$26,040 - $63,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $24.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$17.10 - $33.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,076  
   
Commission
$504  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $5,960  
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).
)
$26,040 - $63,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,751

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National Average: $39,471

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Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

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

Heavy Equipment Operator in Martinsville:
Always be aware of your surroundings and coworkers. Assess the task at hand and be productive in the most efficient way.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Burlington:
"Is the grass really greener?"
Realize your limitations. Poor planning by someone else does not constitute an emergency on your part. Never alter your work habits. Safety first, always be aware of your surroundings. Communicate very clearly.

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.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Team Leadership
▲21%

heavy equipment operator
▲6%

CDL
▲6%

Operator
▲2%

Blueprints
▼0%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Machine Operation
▼1%


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 34%
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