Average Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$20.58
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,965
Bonus
$1,250
Commission
$2,966
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with Machine Operation skills is $20.58.
10%
$15.17
MEDIAN
$20.58
90%
$31.01
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $31
Bonus
$151 - $7,149
Profit Sharing
$305 - $5,085
Commission
$0 - $1,250
Total Pay
$32,926 - $77,290
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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator

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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Popular Skills for Heavy Equipment Operator

Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation, Blueprints, Safety Compliance and Heavy Equipment Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

An entry-level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.52 based on 50 salaries. An early career Heavy Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.66 based on 1,003 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.74 based on 727 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Heavy Equipment Operator in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (9.2% more) and Columbus, Ohio (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (13.7% less), Austin, Texas (9.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (7.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,506 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.0%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
29.0%
Late Career
29.0%