Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

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), Operations Management, and foreman.

$30,551 - $85,793
$31K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $50,504
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$14.78 - $30.51
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,551 - $85,793  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $6,140  
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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$32,005 - $75,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $30.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$21.79 - $44.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$253.42 - $6,140  
   
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).
)
$32,005 - $75,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,616
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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 197 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▲31%

Operations Management
▲24%

foreman
▲11%

▲8%

Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$49,000


Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

heavy equipment operator
▼2%

Welding
▼3%

Operator
▼8%

dozer operator
▼13%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▼14%

Safety Compliance
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 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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