Average Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator Hourly Pay in Charleston, South Carolina

$17.98
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator in Charleston, South Carolina is $17.98.
10%
$14.19
MEDIAN
$17.98
90%
$22.55
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $23
Total Pay
$33,057 - $57,053

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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 and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine 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 $15.13 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Heavy Equipment Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.45 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Heavy Equipment Operator in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 38.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (25.0% more) and Columbus, Ohio (21.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29 survey responses.
Early Career
44.8%
Mid Career
34.5%
Late Career
20.7%