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Operator Heavy Equipment Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,404 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Heavy Equipment is $59,404 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Heavy Equipment is between $43,330 and $72,761. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Operator Heavy Equipment. 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

  • 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.
Operator Heavy Equipment Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Operator Heavy Equipment jobs: 54,379

Rate of error: 0.8%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Operator Heavy Equipment Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
Operate all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways * Manage load, unload ... You'll be able to consider a future as a tractor-trailer truck, tank truck and heavy truck or bus ...
Flatbed Lease Purchase and Owner Operators - Home Weekly
Apr 4
Chicago, United States
Carrier One
Carrier One is Currently Seeking Flatbed Owner Operators in Your Area! 100% Owner Operator, 100 ... Machinery/Heavy Equipment * Roughly 60%-70% of the freight we haul is tarped Where and How You'll ...
Gauer Bar or Tishken Edging Line Operator/helper- Steel Service Center
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Loading coils on recoiler, setup the Gauer Bar Line or Tishken Edging Equipment and help run ... heavy gauge. MD Metals takes great pride in offering a full round edge on material up to .250 ...
Boom Operator & CDL Driver
Feb 26
Alsip, IL, USA
Gypsum Management & Supply
Must report all accidents involving driver or company equipment * Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing * Stamina to lift heavy building materials up to 80 lbs. for load/unload
Flatbed Truck Driver-SIGN ON BONUS!! with GREAT HOME TIME & BENEFITS!!
May 18
Chicago, IL, USA
CM Recruiters
You will be responsible for safely operating a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds ... Heavy equipment hauling experience * Ability to handle physical workload * Strong work ethic Earn ...
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