$53,908
Avg. Salary
$21.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,936

Bonus

$1,788

Profit Sharing

$3,052

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $21.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $53,908 per year.

10%
$15.34
10%
$21.79
50%
$30.43
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.79
10%
$35k
10%
$54k
50%
$84k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $53,908
$35,257 - $83,945
$35K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,908
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90%

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$15.34 - $30.43
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$0$83K
Salary $35,257 - $83,945
Bonus $484 - $7,727
Profit Sharing $361 - $11,635
Commission $3,052
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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$34,258 - $76,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 481
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.34 - $30.43
Hourly Tips $0.93
Overtime $21.84 - $43.83
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $484 - $7,727
Commission $3,052
Profit Sharing $361 - $11,635
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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$34,258 - $76,542
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,681

Job Description for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Heavy equipment mechanics are in charge of maintaining company-related machinery. They are responsible for providing upkeep to that machinery to ensure that needed equipment functions properly; this includes preventive care and maintenance. Heavy equipment mechanics perform regular inspections to ensure machines comply with local, state, and federal regulations. They must possess advanced mechanical skills to troubleshoot and fix industrial equipment using heavy tools, as well as receive regular training to meet performance standards. They install equipment parts and recycle as required, and they often work on replacing outdated machinery.

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Heavy Equipment 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.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Pay By Employer

$0$93K

$46,862

$43,352

$43,142

$47,590

John Deere
10 profiles
$36,370

$50,000

$46,675

$46,374

U.S. Army
4 profiles
$35,200

Common Career Paths for Heavy Equipment Mechanic


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Heavy Equipment Mechanics who move on to become Maintenance Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $60K. A more common career path for Heavy Equipment Mechanics is stepping into the role of Construction Equipment Mechanic or Diesel Shop Foreman.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Heavy Equipment Mechanic


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Systems Troubleshooting and Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent and 29 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Mechanic. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Industrial Hydraulics and Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Equipment Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 498 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Equipment Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 476 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 653 salaries. A Heavy Equipment Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 496 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,506

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Heavy Equipment Mechanics in Baltimore enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Heavy Equipment Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+24 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in Houston and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic?

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Los Angeles:
"Awesome."
Pros: Mechanical stuff, getting in deep and learning new things on these fire engines.
Cons: Not working, and just sitting around.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Petersburg:
"Have a strong back."
Be prepared to work outside in the elements cold hot rain or snow mud and dusty and be able to make repairs in a timely fashion.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Kansas City:
"Hands on, time sensitive, diverse, problem solving oriented."
Pros: The work is very diverse, not micromanaged. This company encourages all work to be performed to a very professional standard. The atmosphere is professional, yet somewhat relaxed.
Cons: Knowing that I've already reached the ceiling.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Buffalo:
"That it was a dead end job."
You only go so far before you make no more money advancements.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Geismar:
"Love it."
Pros: New skills, something new everyday.
Cons: Never know what going to break down.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Bridgeville:
"Electric diagram experience."
Keep your back in good shape.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Greensboro:
"Work Hard."
It is hard work on your body as you get older.

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Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 580 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲35%

Arc Welding
▲30%






National Average
$51,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

Welding
▼1%


Mechanic
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 580 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%