The average wage for a Heavy Machine Operator with Machine Operation skills is $15.40 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. 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.

$20,834 - $53,829
$21K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,812
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50%
90%

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$10.70 - $21.73
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,834 - $53,829  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $7,660  
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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$23,176 - $56,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $21.73  
   
Overtime
$15.91 - $31.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$293.61 - $7,660  
   
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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$23,176 - $56,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Machine Operator

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

Key Stats for Heavy Machine Operator

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Heavy Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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