The average pay for a Heavy Machine Operator is AU$25.97 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$29,092 - AU$100,114
AU$29K
AU$61K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$61,133
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50%
90%
AU$21.04 - AU$35.83
AU$21
AU$26
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$25.92
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$100K
Salary AU$29,092 - AU$100,114
Bonus AU$1,000
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$44,014 - AU$80,938
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data AU$0AU$49
Hourly Rate AU$21.04 - AU$35.83
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$31.33 - AU$49.73
Annual Data AU$0AU$80K
Bonus AU$1,000
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$44,014 - AU$80,938
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 191

Job Description for Heavy Machine Operator

Heavy machine operators are responsible for operating heavy machinery in a safe and efficient way. They are responsible for ensuring that their machines are cleaned and maintained, and they must report any issues to their supervisors. They also must make sure that they follow all policies and regulations set in place by their employer.

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Heavy Machine Operator Tasks

  • Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.
  • Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
  • Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.

Common Career Paths for Heavy Machine Operator


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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Machine 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$57,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Heavy Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 68 salaries. A Heavy Machine 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$61,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$57,091

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Heavy Machine Operator Reviews

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

Heavy Machine Operator in Campbellfield:
"It feels great do the job.."
Pros: Find faults and rectifying them..
Cons: When the fault takes a long to figure out.. That's happened on a very rare occasion..

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Key Stats for Heavy Machine Operator

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Heavy Machine Operator Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$57,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 93%