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Heavy Equipment Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,182 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is $66,182 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic is between $47,736 and $81,467. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Repairs and assesses malfunctions, rebuilds, and performs maintenance on construction equipment, such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors and pneumatic tools.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Job family population: 131,590

Estimated population of Heavy Equipment Mechanic jobs: 43,921

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Entry Level Heavy Equipment Technician- SIGN ON BONUS!
Jun 14
Hazel Crest, IL, USA
Mi-Jack Products
Ability to grow your knowledge in the mechanical world. * Factory training provided in our ... heavy equipment and machinery. Accurate hand/eye coordination is required. Finger dexterity is ...
Equipment Mechanic Maintenance/Repair (2nd Shift)
May 14
Geneva, IL, USA
Equipment Mechanic Maintenance/Repair (2nd Shift) This is a non-incentive position which pays ... We power every type of passenger vehicle, heavy-duty and light commercial trucks, motorcycles, golf ...
Maintenance Mechanic - $28 / hr
Jun 14
Franklin Park, IL, USA
FactoryFix, Inc.
... Mechanic for the night shift. Hours are 7PM to 7AM on a 2-2-3 rotating schedule. ... Candidates must have experience performing maintenance on heavy equipment in a production ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Apr 8
Chicago, IL, USA
National Container Group
... the mechanical equipment. Job Requirements • Must be knowledgeable in all disciplines of ... heavy objects, walk, and stand for long periods of time • Ability to prioritize and manage ...
Field Service Technician: Heavy Duty Forklifts
Jun 6
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Specialized Liftruck Services
Skills, experience, and requirements: -Experience with forklifts, heavy lifting equipment, diesel engines, or other heavy duty machines -Mechanical experience; diesel and LP Gas (Most of our work ...
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