The average rate for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator is $20.00 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Operations Management, and foreman.

$30,449 - $85,119
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MEDIAN: $50,281
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$14.78 - $30.46
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MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,449 - $85,119  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$31,972 - $75,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $30.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$21.69 - $44.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$31,972 - $75,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,659

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National Average: $48,112

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
078
10-19 years
78%
20 years or more
22%
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 33%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

foreman
up arrow 14%

Blueprints
up arrow 7%

Machine Operation
0%

heavy equipment operator
0%

National Average
$48,000


Heavy Equipment Repair
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Welding
up arrow 2%

Operator
up arrow 7%

dozer operator
up arrow 12%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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