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Heavy Machine Operator Salary (United States)

A Heavy Machine Operator earns an average wage of $14.67 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Heavy Machine Operator Salary (?
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$21,072 - $82,550
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,159
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Heavy Machine Operator Salary (?
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$10.18 - $23.32
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$21,072 - $82,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,508  
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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$22,331 - $61,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$13.24 - $33.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,508  
   
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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$22,331 - $61,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Job Description for Heavy Machine Operator

Heavy machine operators are responsible for operating heavy machinery in a safe and efficient way. They are responsible for ensuring that their machines are cleaned and maintained, and they must report any issues to their supervisors. They also must make sure that they follow all policies and regulations set in place by their employer.
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Heavy Machine Operator Tasks
  • Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.
  • Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
  • Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Machine Operator

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Experience Affects Heavy Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Heavy Machine Operator Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$34,000
Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 29%