Heavy Equipment Operator in Charleston, South Carolina Salary

A Heavy Equipment Operator in Charleston, South Carolina earns an average wage of $15.49 per hour.

$11.94 - $19.79
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MEDIAN: $15.37
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$22.89  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$25,315 - $52,513  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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About Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston County, South Carolina
135,524
Male:
63,956 (47.2%)
Female:
71,568 (52.8%)
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, or, as is locally expressed, "where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean." Charleston had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015. The population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, was counted by the 2015 estimate at 727,689—the third-largest in the state—and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Charleston was founded as Charles Town—honoring King Charles II of England—in 1670. Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank...
Charleston:
$61,993
South Carolina:
$47,238
$1,119
Charleston:
$293,500
South Carolina:
$148,600
3.1%

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 9 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
▲10%

Blueprints
▲7%

Equipment Maintenance
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 18%
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