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.

$39,149 - $86,096
$39K
$54K
$86K
MEDIAN: $54,152
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$15.44 - $28.59
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MEDIAN: $20.57
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$0$86K
Salary $39,149 - $86,096
Bonus $500 - $4,600
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$35,747 - $77,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.44 - $28.59
Overtime $22.46 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $500 - $4,600
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$35,747 - $77,116
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Technician

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

Common Career Paths for Heavy Equipment Technician


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Heavy Equipment Technician Job Listings

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.

Heavy Equipment Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Heavy Equipment Technician?

Heavy Equipment Technician in Raleigh:
"Am I worth more."
Pros: Learning more.
Cons: Having to work overtime to get by.

Heavy Equipment Technician in Chico:
Pros: Tiring and fun at the same time.
Cons: Long hours hard on body.

Heavy Equipment Technician in Los Angeles:
"That it would be some difficulty in learning..."
Stay focused its a long journey...

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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 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Welding
▲14%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼5%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%
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