Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is $16.20 per hour. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,286 - $69,559
$24K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $39,792
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50%
90%

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$11.95 - $24.73
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.50
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$0$69K
Salary $24,286 - $69,559
Bonus $391.49 - $5,017
Profit Sharing $766 - $58,723
Commission $504
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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$26,684 - $63,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.95 - $24.73
Hourly Tips $1.88
Overtime $17.28 - $34.13
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $391.49 - $5,017
Commission $504
Profit Sharing $766 - $58,723
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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$26,684 - $63,849
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,782

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Heavy Equipment Operator

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,915

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

Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Martinsville:
Always be aware of your surroundings and coworkers. Assess the task at hand and be productive in the most efficient way.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Yuma:
"Road maintenance for the travelling public."
You make it a lot safer for the traveling public.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Dayton:
"HOW EXCITING IT IS TO RESTORE UNDERGROUND UTILITIES."
SAFETY, AND THINK BEFORE YOU DIG..

Heavy Equipment Operator in Douglasville:
"Looking for more money."
Learn the equipment before you hurt anyone and always take care of the equipment Oil changes greasing it etc.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Wahpeton:
Don't believe everything you here.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Burlington:
"Is the grass really greener?"
Realize your limitations. Poor planning by someone else does not constitute an emergency on your part. Never alter your work habits. Safety first, always be aware of your surroundings. Communicate very clearly.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Rindge:
"Salary negotiation."
Negotiate early in your career. Highlight experience.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 339 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Heavy Equipment Operator Salaries

Team Leadership
▲20%

heavy equipment operator
▲5%

CDL
▲5%

Operator
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼2%

Blueprints
▼2%


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 339 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 34%