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Heavy Machinery Operator Salary

How much does a Heavy Machinery Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Heavy Machinery Operator

$44,036 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$1,233 (USD)/yr

$43,538 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$1,233 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes “Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and “Extraction Workers” (47-5000).
The average heavy machinery operator salary in United States is $44,036 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,233. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$32,793 (USD)

$53,400 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$51,050 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Heavy Machinery Operator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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