A Late-Career Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of $21.71 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.

$30,627 - $80,115
(Median)
$31K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,961
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$15.95 - $32.68
(Median)
$16
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,627 - $80,115  
   
Bonus
$487.22 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
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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$34,865 - $79,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $32.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$23.30 - $46.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$487.22 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,450  
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).
)
$34,865 - $79,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 21%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
up arrow 16%

foreman
up arrow 8%

Blueprints
up arrow 6%

heavy equipment operator
up arrow 4%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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