Average Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay in Atlanta, Georgia

$19.18
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with Machine Operation skills in Atlanta, Georgia is $19.18.
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$16.72
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$19.18
75%
$20.59
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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 Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, Equipment Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operator

An early career Heavy Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.44 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.40 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Heavy Equipment Operator in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (17.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (15.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (7.2% less) and Austin, Texas (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
38.7%
Mid Career
45.2%
Late Career
16.1%