Heavy Equipment Operator salary in California

Average salary
$53,000/yr
Based on 1,528 income tax records
$21,500
$115,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$21,500
$115,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Heavy Equipment Operators make?
The average total salary for a Heavy Equipment Operator is $53,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,528 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 $21,500 to $115,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Heavy Equipment Operator salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Oroville, CA
11 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$45K – $77K
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San Jose, CA
13 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$44K – $76K
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Grass Valley, CA
11 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$45K – $77K
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Menifee, CA
15 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$53K – $78K
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Hesperia, CA
13 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$45K – $66K
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Modesto, CA
12 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$51K – $71K
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Apple Valley, CA
12 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$52K – $64K
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Santa Rosa, CA
12 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$50K – $68K
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Yuba City, CA
11 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$46K – $74K
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Sacramento, CA
29 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$41K – $63K
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Santa Maria, CA
11 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$42K – $78K
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Fresno, CA
16 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$36K – $64K
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Lancaster, CA
16 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$30K – $75K
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Petaluma, CA
11 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$43K – $84K
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Stockton, CA
17 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$46K – $66K
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Tracy, CA
11 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$39K – $62K
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Visalia, CA
10 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$35K – $84K
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
10 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$40K – $79K
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Red Bluff, CA
10 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$37K – $58K
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San Diego, CA
20 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$41K – $64K
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Fortuna, CA
11 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$47K – $52K
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Redding, CA
18 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$39K – $64K
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Hemet, CA
12 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$44K – $68K
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El Cajon, CA
10 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$33K – $65K
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Ridgecrest, CA
11 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$39K – $56K
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Bakersfield, CA
53 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$29K – $59K
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Riverside, CA
17 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$44K – $64K

Heavy Equipment Operator salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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A Teichert Son, California
27 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$72K – $102K
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Granite Construction Company, California
11 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$68K – $95K
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BBSI, California
35 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$42K – $76K
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Wm Resources, California
10 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$47K – $63K
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State Of California, California
72 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$46K – $56K
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US Department Of Defense, California
44 income tax records
$30,000/yr
$25K – $43K

Heavy Equipment Operator demographics in California

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63% are single
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37% are married
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41% have kids
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31% own a home

Heavy Equipment Operator salaries by age in California

$0
$14,500
$29,000
$43,500
$58,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Heavy Equipment Operators in California

1,528 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a heavy equipment operator in California is $53,000 per year. Heavy equipment operator salaries in California can vary between $21,500 to $115,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,528 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 California: A Teichert Son ($90,500 a year), Granite Construction Company ($84,000 a year), and BBSI ($55,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for heavy equipment operators in California: Oroville, CA ($70,500 a year), San Jose, CA ($69,000 a year), and Grass Valley, CA ($62,500 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.