A Heavy Equipment Operator in Edmonton, Alberta earns an average wage of C$26.09 per hour.

C$44,385 - C$133,802
C$44K
C$70K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$69,634
10%
50%
90%
C$20.12 - C$36.35
C$20
C$27
C$36
MEDIAN: C$27.49
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$133K
Salary C$44,385 - C$133,802
Bonus C$1,125
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$43,393 - C$97,373
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data C$0C$58
Hourly Rate C$20.12 - C$36.35
Hourly Tips C$0.16
Overtime C$31.60 - C$58.50
Annual Data C$0C$97K
Bonus C$1,125
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$43,393 - C$97,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

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 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$54,000 based on 31 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$56,000 based on 13 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$75,000 based on 17 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$88,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
C$65,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 33%