AU$85,146
Avg. Salary
AU$28.22
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is AU$28.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is AU$85,146 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$28.22
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MEDIAN AU$85,146
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MEDIAN: AU$85,146
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Salary AU$49,637 - AU$134,311
Bonus AU$199 - AU$11,074
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$48,884 - AU$98,140
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 121
Hourly Data AU$0AU$57
Hourly Rate AU$22.94 - AU$39.38
Hourly Tips AU$2.00
Overtime AU$30.96 - AU$57.20
Annual Data AU$0AU$98K
Bonus AU$199 - AU$11,074
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$48,884 - AU$98,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 554

Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator

A heavy equipment operator is a construction worker who is specifically tasked with the safe and efficient operations of heavy machinery, such as loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, and graders. The heavy equipment operator ensures that the machinery he or she is about to use is in good working order, and then follows all relevant procedures and protocols while using it. The operator may be asked to provide input into the way some equipment is used on a site, and is required to report any noticed anomalies in operation to a construction manager or equipment repair foreperson. The operator also typically assists with any loading or unloading of the equipment from flatbed trucks or trains.

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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.

Heavy Equipment Operator Pay By Employer

$0$74K

$38,832

$37,216

$40,417

U.S. Army
13 profiles
$28,300

$31,043

$37,234

$23,650

Republic
11 profiles
$36,665

$41,463

$42,012

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings

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$59,000 based on 255 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 240 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$64,000 based on 180 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$64,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$62,248

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Heavy Equipment Operator Reviews

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

Heavy Equipment Operator in Moranbah:
"Great."
Pros: Food
Cons: Company

Heavy Equipment Operator in Geelong:
"I love it. I do my job whatever is required."
Pros: Working with some of the great people that works there. The atmosphere there.
Cons: The cleaning of plant as I'm basically the only one who does it as I've got the more experience. The slow days. It makes the day feel like you are working a 20 hour shift

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

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries


▼0%

National Average
AU$62,000


Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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