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Heavy Equipment Operator Salary

$56,248 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,890

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $56,248 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Equipment Operator is between $41,028 and $68,895. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Heavy Equipment Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates several types of power construction equipment, such as compressors, pumps, hoists, derricks, cranes, shovels, tractors, scrapers, or motor graders, to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structural and reinforcing steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving materials.
Heavy Equipment Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 383,480

Estimated population of Heavy Equipment Operator jobs: 57,085

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,207
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings for United States

Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 13
Carson, CA, USA
Clean Harbors
The Opportunity As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will be responsible for operating heavy equipment including bulldozers, loaders, and excavators within the facility. You will assure unit has daily ...
Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 13
Edina, MO, USA
Central Stone Company
Knox County Stone Company has 2 immediate full-time openings for Heavy Equipment Operators at our Edina, MO location. Candidates must be dependable. We offer a competitive rate of pay and benefits ...
Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 11
Boston, MA, USA
Leahy Landscaping
ABOUT LEAHY LANDSCAPING We have a full-service professional growing landscape company within Residential and Commercial with state-of-the-art equipment seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator. Join our ...
Fine Grade Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 13
Columbia, SC, USA
PeopleReady Skilled Trades Division
We are in need of Equipment Operators with experience fine grading!! These are temp to perm opportunities. Must be able to set up GPS on the equipment and know what it actually means and how it ...
Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 9
Battle Ground, WA, USA
GT Bladeworks Inc
We are seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to become a part of our team! Responsibilities: * Safely operate big machines * Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers * Ensure company ...

The average pay for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $56,248 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Equipment Operator is between $41,028 and $68,895. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Heavy Equipment Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 13
Carson, CA, USA
Clean Harbors
The Opportunity As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will be responsible for operating heavy equipment including bulldozers, loaders, and excavators within the facility. You will assure unit has daily ...
Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 13
Edina, MO, USA
Central Stone Company
Knox County Stone Company has 2 immediate full-time openings for Heavy Equipment Operators at our Edina, MO location. Candidates must be dependable. We offer a competitive rate of pay and benefits ...
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