Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $15.73 per hour.

$24,202 - $61,522
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,563
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$11.39 - $23.38
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,202 - $61,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $17,278  
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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$25,206 - $61,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $23.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.46  
Overtime
$16.22 - $32.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $17,278  
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).
)
$25,206 - $61,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,417
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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

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National Average
$38,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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