A Heavy Equipment Operator in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average wage of C$22.99 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

C$38,458 - C$54,045
C$42K
MEDIAN: C$42,500
50%
C$17.42 - C$32.13
C$17
C$22
C$32
MEDIAN: C$21.99
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$42,500
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$38,237 - C$68,219
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$17.42 - C$32.13
Overtime C$1.55 - C$43.61
Annual Data C$0C$68K
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$38,237 - C$68,219
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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 Job Listings

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
C$48,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 29%