The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Heavy Equipment Mechanic with Heavy Equipment Repair skills in Houston, Texas is $21.75.
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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…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
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Skills in Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Industrial Hydraulics and Equipment Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Mechanic
An early career Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.60 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.49 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
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Employees with Heavy Equipment Mechanic in their job title in Spokane, Washington earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.9% more) and San Diego, California (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (11.7% less) and San Antonio, Texas (6.2% less).
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