The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is C$22.41 per hour.

C$37,012 - C$119,950
C$37K
C$56K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$56,345
10%
50%
90%
C$16.48 - C$33.43
C$16
C$23
C$33
MEDIAN: C$22.77
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$119K
Salary C$37,012 - C$119,950
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,959
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$35,264 - C$83,455
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$16.48 - C$33.43
Overtime C$25.16 - C$46.99
Annual Data C$0C$83K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,959
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$35,264 - C$83,455
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 310

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings

Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 39%