Avg. Base Hourly Rate (AUD)
The average hourly pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is AU$29.04
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$27.16 based on 25 salaries. An early career Heavy Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.61 based on 242 …Read more
What Do Heavy Equipment Operators Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.