Late-Career Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

A Late-Career Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of $21.75 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Heavy Equipment Repair, and EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.

$31,098 - $82,158
$31K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,132
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$15.95 - $33.29
$16
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,098 - $82,158  
   
Bonus
$483.39 - $5,939  
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
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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$35,323 - $82,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.95 - $33.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.08  
Overtime
$23.08 - $49.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$483.39 - $5,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,896  
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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$35,323 - $82,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,924

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲23%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▲23%

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▲16%

▲8%

foreman
▲1%

Machine Operation
▼0%

Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

heavy equipment operator
▼1%

excavator
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 32%