Alternate Job Titles: Heavy Equipment Operator, Senior Heavy Equipment Operator
How much does a Heavy Equipment Operator make? The median annual Heavy Equipment Operator salary is $61,828, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $53,778-$72,768, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Heavy Equipment Operator in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Heavy Equipment Operator in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Heavy Equipment Operator in the United States is $61,828, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Heavy Equipment Operator in the United States are expected to make less than $61,828.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Heavy Equipment Operator that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Heavy Equipment Operator are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Operates heavy machinery, such as a tractor, bulldozer, backhoe, or excavator, for the purposes of construction, demolition, or excavation. May be responsible for routine maintenance or repairs. May need state licensing. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may have 2 years experience plus an associates degree, or additional training or certification. View full job description