A Heavy Equipment Operator earns an average wage of AU$27.65 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$48,605 - AU$141,963
AU$49K
AU$83K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$83,476
10%
50%
90%
AU$22.44 - AU$37.52
AU$22
AU$28
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$27.65
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$141K
Salary AU$48,605 - AU$141,963
Bonus AU$5,000
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$47,531 - AU$95,791
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$22.44 - AU$37.52
Overtime AU$31.36 - AU$58.73
Annual Data AU$0AU$95K
Bonus AU$5,000
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$47,531 - AU$95,791
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 328

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 125 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-7%

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National Average: AU$61,042

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

Heavy Equipment Operator in Mackay:
Pros:
Cons: No holidays or sick leave.

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries


▲2%

National Average
AU$61,000


Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 91%