$42,147
Avg. Salary
$15.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,186

Bonus

$2,101

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Heavy Machine Operator is $15.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Heavy Machine Operator is $42,147 per year.

$11.25
10%
$15.52
50%
$23.76
90%
MEDIAN $15.52
$25k
10%
$42k
50%
$102k
90%
MEDIAN $42,147
$24,505 - $101,550
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MEDIAN: $42,147
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$11.25 - $23.76
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$0$101K
Salary $24,505 - $101,550
Bonus $196 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $2,101
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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$24,772 - $61,802
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.25 - $23.76
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $15.40 - $35.13
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $196 - $5,918
Profit Sharing $2,101
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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$24,772 - $61,802
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 872

Job Description for Heavy Machine Operator

Heavy machine operators are responsible for operating heavy machinery in a safe and efficient way. They are responsible for ensuring that their machines are cleaned and maintained, and they must report any issues to their supervisors. They also must make sure that they follow all policies and regulations set in place by their employer.

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Heavy Machine Operator Tasks
  • Operate heavy construction machines such as bulldozers, compressors, tractors, and graders.
  • Perform routine maintenance and ensure any needed repairs are made.
  • Follow safety regulations and remove and minimize potential hazards.

Common Career Paths for Heavy Machine Operator


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Heavy Machine Operators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Production Supervisor. The average Production Supervisor brings home $51K per year.

Heavy Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Heavy Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Heavy Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Heavy Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Heavy Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Heavy Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 109 salaries. A Heavy Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 39 salaries.

Heavy Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Heavy Machine Operator?

Heavy Machine Operator in Rhinelander:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I work alone and my supervisor can depend on me. Need very little watching.
Cons: The repetitiveness. I want to do different things constantly.

Heavy Machine Operator in Wausau:
"I love my job just dont like how much im getting paid."
Pros: The environment, the people, the gratification of my finished product.
Cons: The pay.

Heavy Machine Operator in San Antonio:
"High level of enjoyment."
Pros: Working alone, every day is different.
Cons: Stressful, long driving hours, traffic.

Heavy Machine Operator in Alvarado:
"Like it."
Pros: Testing towers and welding.
Cons: Lead man don't have respect.

Heavy Machine Operator in Searcy:
"Its ok but easily burned out."
Set aside money and save your PTO (paid time off) they have made several mistakes about supply and let their employees off early before your 40 hours. Also the scheduling blows if your the only person that can pick or drop off your kids from/at school this isn't your place. We can never tell when we will leave until well after lunch even if we are scheduled a time.

Heavy Machine Operator in Eastville:
"Not bad. Its all the other things that come with it."
Pros: When the boss leaves us alone and when I'm off.
Cons: Not being paid overtime. A lot of times we work from Sun up to Sun down and everyday of the week when the beans are needing to be picked. Picking at night it terrible. The boss makes out like a bandit and we make out broke and tired.

Heavy Machine Operator in Dallas:
Pros: I like working outside taking care the Mother Earth.
Cons: Cold weather is critical.

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Key Stats for Heavy Machine Operator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Heavy Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Heavy Machine Operator Salaries


Microsoft Office
▲2%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Equipment Maintenance
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%