The average wage for a Heavy Equipment Operator in Calgary, Alberta is C$26.81 per hour. A skill in Machine Operation is associated with high pay for this job.

C$30,201 - C$81,703
C$30K
C$55K
C$82K
MEDIAN: C$55,000
10%
50%
90%
C$21.21 - C$33.06
C$21
C$27
C$33
MEDIAN: C$26.65
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$92K
Salary C$30,201 - C$81,703
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$46,693 - C$92,322
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data C$0C$53
Hourly Rate C$21.21 - C$33.06
Overtime C$30.60 - C$53.38
Annual Data C$0C$92K
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$46,693 - C$92,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Operator has a negative trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 13 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$67,000 based on 16 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$61,000 based on 12 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$62,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲8%

Entry-Level
▲1%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
C$63,000

Experienced
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 22%