C$59,633
Avg. Salary
C$24.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,900

Bonus

C$1,967

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is C$24.91 per hour.

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is C$59,633 per year.

10%
C$17.66
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C$24.91
50%
C$35.29
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$24.91
10%
C$38k
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C$60k
50%
C$117k
90%
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MEDIAN C$59,633
C$37,571 - C$116,715
C$38K
C$60K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$59,633
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90%
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MEDIAN: C$24.91
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C$0C$116K
Salary C$37,571 - C$116,715
Bonus C$275 - C$7,099
Profit Sharing C$489 - C$8,243
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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C$37,529 - C$88,626
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 163
Hourly Data C$0C$55
Hourly Rate C$17.66 - C$35.29
Hourly Tips C$3.41
Overtime C$26.45 - C$55.98
Annual Data C$0C$88K
Bonus C$275 - C$7,099
Profit Sharing C$489 - C$8,243
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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C$37,529 - C$88,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,219

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

Common Career Paths for Heavy Equipment Operator


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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 C$51,000 based on 374 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 C$58,000 based on 281 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 C$60,000 based on 235 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 C$61,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

7%

-8%

-16%

-16%

-21%

National Average: C$56,036

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

Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

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

Heavy Equipment Operator in Prince Albert:
"How other workers respond to working around operators."
Always check over equipment and do preinspection before operating and check out work area for any obstructions or hazards.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Toronto-York:
Learn to read your locates and assess your site. You should only trust yourself for an accurate assessment, don't take your Foreman or supervisor's word for it. The safety of the guys on the ground is paramount to anything else. Be aware of your surroundings, always do a circle check if your machine has been sitting a while as you never know what's been placed around you ( people or tools) Keep your equipment clean and greased. This not only keeps the boss happy, but it's your personal office, treat it as such. Always check the operation of all controls before using the machine in close proximity to people, or for the purpose of lifting. It's always best to discover any issues before there is a danger to yourself or others. Be smooth, accurate, and confident. Nobody wants to work around a neurotic operator. If your new to operating, hone your accuracy before your speed. You won't impress anyone if your quick but sloppy. Pre-plan your job. You'll save a lot of work!

Heavy Equipment Operator in New Brunswick:
"The ups and downs of machine operations."
Pros: The thing I like most about my job is that it motivates me to do anything to perfection, considering that's how a good operator does it.
Cons: When alot of men are around your machine while in operation.

Heavy Equipment Operator in London:
Pros: Working outside and making big bucks.
Cons:

Heavy Equipment Operator in Ottawa:
Pros: I love working with heavy equipment.
Cons: Too much drama and bullshit.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Estevan:
"That it is a self tought position."
Ask alot of questions about employers expectations.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Airdrie:
"Not Glamorous "
Pros: The people i work with mostly.
Cons: My salary

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
C$56,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Loader Operator
▲15%

Safety Compliance
▲9%

National Average
C$56,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼7%

heavy equipment operator
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 35%