Heavy Equipment Technician Salary

The average rate for a Heavy Equipment Technician is $20.12 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,713 - $86,759
$38K
$53K
$87K
MEDIAN: $53,454
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50%
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$14.87 - $28.72
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,713 - $86,759  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$32,510 - $72,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $28.72  
   
Overtime
$22.29 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$302.01 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$32,510 - $72,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Technician

  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Technician

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 72 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Welding
▲15%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲2%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Automotive Engine Repair
▼4%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%