Heavy Equipment Operator salary in the United States

Average salary
$49,000/yr
Based on 21,608 income tax records
$21,000
$98,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$42K
 
$47K
 
$51K
 
$51K
 
$51K
$21,000
$98,500
How much do Heavy Equipment Operators make?
The average total salary for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $49,000 per year. This is based on data from 21,608 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Heavy Equipment Operator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Heavy Equipment Operator salary can vary between $21,000 to $98,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Heavy Equipment Operator salary by location

Heavy Equipment Operator salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Fairbanks Gold Mining, Fairbanks North Star County, AK
18 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$81K – $117K
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Thunder Basin Coal Company, Campbell County, WY
10 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$68K – $90K
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Freeportmcmoran Morenci, Greenlee County, AZ
13 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$50K – $79K
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Freeportmcmoran Bagdad, Yavapai County, AZ
11 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$25K – $71K
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City Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
12 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$42K – $73K
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City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
12 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$38K – $55K
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Rummel Construction, Maricopa County, AZ
20 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$41K – $61K

Heavy Equipment Operator demographics in United States

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59% are single
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41% are married
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38% have kids
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39% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Heavy Equipment Operators in United States

21,608 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a heavy equipment operator in the United States is $49,000 per year. Heavy equipment operator salaries in the United States can vary between $21,000 to $98,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 21,608 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as heavy equipment operator.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for heavy equipment operators in the United States: Fairbanks Gold Mining ($97,500 a year), Thunder Basin Coal Company ($83,500 a year), and Freeportmcmoran Morenci ($66,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for heavy equipment operators in the United States: Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI ($91,000 a year), Chicago Metro Area, IL ($77,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($70,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.