A Heavy Equipment Technician earns an average wage of $19.90 per hour. A skill in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,559 - $85,072
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,255
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90%

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$14.46 - $29.21
(Median)
$14
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,559 - $85,072  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
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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$31,191 - $68,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $29.21  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $45.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$304.10 - $3,945  
   
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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$31,191 - $68,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 27%

Welding
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 4%

Heavy Equipment Repair
0%

National Average
$47,000

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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