Average Heavy Equipment Operator Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$28.95
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AU$2,750
Bonus
AU$53
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The average hourly pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator in Australia is AU$28.95.
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A$23.83
MEDIAN
A$28.95
90%
A$40.32
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Hourly Rate
AU$24 - AU$40
Bonus
AU$150 - AU$13,500
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$53
Total Pay
AU$50,465 - AU$99,696
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What Do Heavy Equipment Operators Do?

Heavy Equipment Operator Tasks
  • Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Store heavy equipment safely and securely.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable workplace.
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks.

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What Are Popular Skills for Heavy Equipment Operators?

Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair, Safety Compliance and Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operators?

An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$27.24 based on 24 salaries. An early career Heavy Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.45 based on 242 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.08 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.89 based on 208 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$30.
Employees with Heavy Equipment Operator in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 3.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (3.5% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toowoomba, Queensland (7.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.4% less) and Mackay, Queensland (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 793 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
30.5%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
26.2%
Late Career
16.4%

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