A Heavy Duty Mechanic earns an average wage of AU$29.52 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$51,031 - AU$154,065
AU$51K
AU$87K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$87,077
10%
50%
90%
AU$20.57 - AU$48.67
AU$21
AU$30
AU$49
MEDIAN: AU$29.58
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$154K
Salary AU$51,031 - AU$154,065
Bonus AU$8,000
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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AU$45,010 - AU$114,229
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data AU$0AU$60
Hourly Rate AU$20.57 - AU$48.67
Overtime AU$24.09 - AU$60.98
Annual Data AU$0AU$114K
Bonus AU$8,000
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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AU$45,010 - AU$114,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

Job Description for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Heavy duty mechanics work with a variety of heavy duty equipment, such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and/or pneumatic equipment. They maintain these machines, troubleshoot equipment should something go wrong, and may order supplies and parts. They may also manage inventory and make notes into an inventory system as required by their employers. Heavy duty mechanics must be able to disassemble, clean, and then reassemble a motor. Additionally, they must be cost efficient by analyzing parts and determining whether to order new parts or repair the existing pieces. In all tasks, heavy duty mechanics must be neat, organized, and meticulous in cleaning parts and work stations. Often, heavy duty mechanics work outside with heavy equipment and slippery oils. As such, it's essential they follow organizational safety regulations and HAZMAT procedures as needed.

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Tasks

  • 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.

Heavy Duty Mechanic Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Duty Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Duty Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Duty Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$78,000 based on 61 salaries. A Heavy Duty Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$65,782

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Key Stats for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Heavy Duty Mechanic Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
AU$66,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%