The average rate for a Heavy Equipment Operator in Charleston, South Carolina is $16.21 per hour. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job.

$12.00 - $21.50
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$24.52  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$26,464 - $62,886  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 10%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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