HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Fluor
Highest Paying City
Las Vegas, NV
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a heavy equipment operator make?
Heavy Equipment Operators in the US make on average $31,595 annually or $15.19 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $41,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Heavy Equipment Operators are in Energy companies and Manufacturing companies. States with the highest Heavy Equipment Operator salaries include Alaska, Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Utah. The typical tenure for a Heavy Equipment Operator is 4.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Operator
$12,693

Average Heavy Equipment Operator Salary By Company

Heavy Equipment Operator jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Energy companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Heavy Equipment Operators. Fluor and Endeavor Energy Resources are the best paying companies for Heavy Equipment Operators. In addition, companies like Cascade Drilling and Hubbard Construction report highly competitive salaries for Heavy Equipment Operators.

Average Heavy Equipment Operator Salary By Location

As a Heavy Equipment Operator in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $31,595 per year or $15.19 per hour. Working in Las Vegas, NV as a Heavy Equipment Operator will pay you the highest wages at around $39,173 per year. The average entry-level salary in Las Vegas, NV is $25,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Heavy Equipment Operator salaries are Alaska, Nevada, California, Hawaii, and Utah. Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia have the lowest reported salaries for Heavy Equipment Operators.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Las Vegas, NV
$39,173
2
Salt Lake City, UT
$37,083
3
Grand Rapids, MI
$35,909
4
Albany, NY
$34,387
5
Boston, MA
$34,264

Average Heavy Equipment Operator Salary By Industry

Heavy Equipment Operator salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Professional companies, Energy companies, and Utilities companies pay their Heavy Equipment Operators well. Salaries for Heavy Equipment Operators in Professional companies average $32,170 annually, while Energy companies and Utilities companies pay $32,069 and $31,984, respectively. The types of companies that pay Heavy Equipment Operators the least are in the Construction industry, where the average annual salary is $30,986.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$32,170
2
Energy
$32,069
3
Utilities
$31,984
4
Manufacturing
$31,973
5
Hospitality
$31,537

RECENTLY ADDED Heavy Equipment Operator SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/31/2019
$45,914
City of Lamar
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/31/2019
$32,098
Sockit Dewatering
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/31/2019
$57,393
Central Arizona Project
Heavy Equipment Operator
Phoenix, AZ
10/30/2019
$68,161
State of Louisiana
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/29/2019
$56,888
Murray Resources
Heavy Equipment Operator
Houston, TX
10/28/2019
$37,566
Barracuda Staffing
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/28/2019
$41,740
Tradesmen International, Inc.
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/28/2019
$58,436
Tradesmen International, Inc.
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/25/2019
$39,653
Tradesmen International, Inc.
Heavy Equipment Operator
10/24/2019
$45,914
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