The average rate for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator is $20.01 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Global Positioning Systems (GPS), foreman, and Operator.

$29,906 - $87,794
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MEDIAN: $49,917
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$14.72 - $30.48
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$29,906 - $87,794  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$31,660 - $75,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $30.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$21.58 - $43.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$31,660 - $75,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,609
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 33%

foreman
up arrow 14%

Operator
up arrow 12%

heavy equipment operator
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 6%

Heavy Equipment Repair
up arrow 6%

Machine Operation
0%

Equipment Maintenance
0%

National Average
$48,000

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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