Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $18.36
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Equipment Operators?
An early career Heavy Equipment Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.24 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.21 based on 7 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Heavy Equipment Operators Do?
A heavy equipment operator is a construction worker who is specifically tasked with the safe and efficient operations of heavy machinery, such as loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, and graders. The heavy equipment operator ensures that the machinery he or she is about to use is in good working order, and then follows all relevant procedures and protocols while using it. The operator may be asked to provide input into the way some equipment is used on a site, and is required to report any noticed …Read more