Heavy Equipment Operator Salary in the US

$51,200
per year
per month
$4,270
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,200/year
Bonus
$100/month

Heavy Equipment Operator - Average Salary

The average salary for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $51,200 per year ($4,270 per month), which is $2,290 (-4%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Heavy Equipment Operator can expect an average starting salary of $31,630. The highest salaries can exceed $88,380.
$31,630
Low
$51,200
Average salary
$88,380
High
$2,640
Low
$4,270
Average salary
$7,370
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$47,000
$94,030
Salary$31,630 - 88,380
Bonus$0 - 5,650
Total Pay$31,630 - 94,030
$0
$3,920
$7,840
Salary$2,640 - 7,370
Bonus$0 - 470
Total Pay$2,640 - 7,840

Heavy Equipment Operator Salary Range

Low
$31,630
Average salary
$51,200
Senior
$65,820
High
$88,380
Low
$2,640
Average salary
$4,270
Senior
$5,490
High
$7,370

Heavy Equipment Operator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Heavy Equipment Operator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $35,230 per year. A mid level Heavy Equipment Operator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $44,820, while a Senior Heavy Equipment Operator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,730. Heavy Equipment Operators with more than 20 years of experience earn $62,770 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Heavy Equipment Operator

Late Career▲ +23%
Senior▲ +15%
Average Salary$51,200/year
Mid Level▼ -12%
Entry Level▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
2%
Male
98%

Heavy Equipment Operator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Heavy Equipment Operator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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