A Heavy Equipment Operator in Indianapolis, Indiana earns an average wage of $19.53 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$12.34 - $35.62
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $35.62  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $60.20  
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$25,780 - $86,741  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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About Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County, Indiana
848,423
Male:
410,615 (48.4%)
Female:
437,808 (51.6%)
Indianapolis (pronounced /ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 26th, with 2.4 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (963.5 km²), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the government of Indiana, Indianapolis was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White...
Indianapolis:
$41,278
Indiana:
$50,532
$807
Indianapolis:
$123,500
Indiana:
$131,000
5.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 51%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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