Average Heavy Duty Mechanic Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Heavy Duty Mechanic is $22.40.
MEDIAN $22.40
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
$203 - $7,102
Total Pay
$33,141 - $78,461

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Job Description for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Heavy Duty Mechanic Tasks
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.

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Popular Skills for Heavy Duty Mechanic

Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Heavy Duty Truck Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting and Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Duty Mechanic

An entry-level Heavy Duty Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.00 based on 22 salaries. An early career Heavy Duty Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.57 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Duty Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.43 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.90 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Heavy Duty Mechanic in their job title in Fresno, California earn an average of 25.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (20.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (19.6% less) and Houston, Texas (9.6% less).

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