heavy equipment operator salaryNow that you are planning to become a heavy equipment operator, you may be wondering how much do you make? This is the first question that could come up in your mind.

A heavy equipment operator may earn an average annual salary of $60,000 to $63,000 per year according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The wage will depend on many factors such as your experience and level of education working in this field which means the lengthier you are in this occupation, the better salary you can receive.

Other factors such as the size of the company you are working for and the location where you are working affect how much can you make as a heavy equipment operator.

See below the salary matrix we have prepared by US city and state. This report is based on the May 30, 2018 survey of Salary.com:

ALABAMAALASKA
Auburn$56,259 Anchorage$71,328
Birmingham$59,587 Fairbanks$70,951
Decatur$57,703 Juneau$70,198
Dothan$55,443 Palmer$70,386
Florence$54,124 Sitka$69,256
Gadsden$59,084 Wasilla$70,386
Georgiana$55,443 
Huntsville$59,587 
Madison$59,587 
Mobile$58,142 
Montgomery$55,945 
Prattville$55,945 
Tanner$57,954 
Tuscaloosa$58,896 
 
ARIZONAARKANSAS
Avondale$62,035 Bentonville$55,568
Chandler$60,968 Conway$57,515
Flagstaff$57,829 Fayetteville$56,008
Gilbert$60,968 Fort Smith$54,187
Glendale$62,224 Jacksonville$58,017
Goodyear$61,847 Jonesboro$58,896
Lake Havasu City$64,484 Little Rock$58,080
Mesa$60,968 Pine Bluff$55,882
Peoria$62,098 Rogers$55,694
Phoenix$62,224 Springdale$56,008
Prescott$57,201 Texarkana$57,012
Scottsdale$60,968 
Sierra Vista$57,326 
Sun City$61,973 
Surprise$61,219 
Tempe$60,968 
Tucson$57,954 
Yuma$64,170 
 
CALIFORNIACOLORADO
Anaheim$69,758 Arvada$63,480
Antioch$71,516 Aurora$63,480
Apple Valley$66,368 Boulder$64,359
Bakersfield$67,247 Broomfield$63,731
Berkeley$74,028 Castle Rock$62,663
Burbank$70,512 Colorado Springs$62,914
Carlsbad$66,745 Denver$63,480
Carson$69,696 Fort Collins$60,842
Chico$64,107 Grand Junction$61,282
Chula Vista$67,121 Greeley$61,219
Coachella$66,493 Jefferson$63,291
Concord$70,512 Loveland$60,780
Corona$66,933 Pueblo$58,205
Costa Mesa$69,821 Westminster$63,480
Daly City$77,858 
Downey$69,947 
El Cajon$66,933 
El Monte$70,449 
Elk Grove$68,126 
Escondido$66,745 
Fairfield$70,449 
Fontana$67,058 
Fremont$75,033 
Fresno$62,852 
Fullerton$69,758 
Garden Grove$69,758 
Glendale$70,512 
Hayward$73,902 
Huntington Beach$69,821 
Inglewood$70,512 
Irvine$69,821 
Lancaster$70,135 
Lompoc$65,300 
Long Beach$69,696 
Los Angeles$70,512 
Modesto$66,556 
Monterey$69,696 
Moreno Valley$66,996 
Murrieta$68,251 
Newhall$69,696 
Norwalk$69,696 
Oakland$74,028 
Oceanside$67,310 
Ontario$66,933 
Orange$69,821 
Oxnard$67,310 
Palmdale$70,072 
Pasadena$70,512 
Petaluma$70,637 
Pomona$69,633 
Rancho Cucamonga$66,682 
Rialto$66,619 
Richmond$74,154 
Riverside$67,058 
Roseville$68,000 
Sacramento$68,189 
Salinas$69,570 
San Bernardino$66,619 
San Diego$67,121 
San Francisco$77,858 
San Jose$75,158 
Santa Ana$69,758 
Santa Barbara$67,184 
Santa Clara$75,158 
Santa Clarita$69,570 
Santa Cruz$70,135 
Santa Maria$65,928 
Santa Rosa$68,440 
Simi Valley$68,628 
Stockton$67,310 
Sunnyvale$75,158 
Temecula$67,372 
Thousand Oaks$68,126 
Torrance$69,696 
Vallejo$70,637 
Ventura$67,310 
Victorville$66,431 
Visalia$62,475 
West Covina$69,633 
 
CONNECTICUTDELAWARE
Bridgeport$71,203 Bear$66,870
Bristol$67,686 Delaware City$66,870
Danbury$69,696 Dover$66,807
East Hartford$67,686 Harrington$66,996
Fairfield$71,203 Lewes$66,996
Greenwich$72,082 Middletown$66,745
Hamden$68,942 Milford$66,996
Hartford$67,686 New Castle$66,933
Manchester$67,686 Newark$66,870
Meriden$67,686 Rehoboth Beach$67,184
Milford$71,203 Seaford$65,552
New Britain$67,686 Wilmington$66,933
New Haven$68,942 
New London$67,247 
Norwalk$72,082 
Norwich$67,686 
Stamford$72,082 
Stratford$71,203 
Waterbury$67,561 
West Hartford$67,686 
West Haven$68,942 
 
FLORIDAGEORGIA
Boca Raton$62,287 Albany$57,829
Bradenton$59,210 Athens$61,407
Brandon$60,403 Atlanta$61,847
Cape Coral$58,833 Augusta$57,891
Clearwater$59,587 Columbus$56,698
Daytona Beach$56,384 Macon$58,582
Fort Lauderdale$61,470 Marietta$61,659
Fort Myers$58,833 Roswell$61,596
Gainesville$57,138 Savannah$58,519
Hialeah$60,528 Valdosta$56,573
Hollywood$61,470 
Jacksonville$60,277 
Melbourne$56,636 
Miami$60,905 
Orlando$59,649 
Palm Bay$56,636 
Pembroke Pines$60,466 
Pensacola$56,761 
Pompano Beach$61,470 
Port Saint Lucie$59,084 
Saint Petersburg$59,649 
Sarasota$59,712 
Spring Hill$59,524 
Tallahassee$56,949 
Tampa$60,403 
West Palm Beach$61,721 
 
HAWAIIIDAHO
Ewa Beach$65,489 Boise$59,587
Hilo$65,049 Caldwell$58,896
Honolulu$65,489 Coeur D Alene$61,784
Kahului$65,049 Idaho Falls$57,138
Kaneohe$65,489 Meridian$59,524
Pearl City$65,489 Nampa$58,959
Waipahu$65,426 Pocatello$54,564
 Twin Falls$55,003
 
ILLINOISINDIANA
Arlington Heights$64,924 Anderson$58,017
Aurora$65,991 Bloomington$57,829
Bloomington$59,901 Carmel$61,282
Bolingbrook$64,924 Elkhart$59,273
Champaign$58,770 Evansville$59,022
Chicago$66,556 Fishers$57,891
Cicero$66,556 Fort Wayne$58,394
Decatur$57,766 Gary$62,412
Des Plaines$66,368 Greenwood$61,282
Elgin$65,614 Hammond$62,412
Evanston$66,556 Indianapolis$61,345
Hoffman Estates$65,991 Lafayette$60,968
Joliet$64,610 Mishawaka$58,331
Moline$57,954 Muncie$57,766
Mount Prospect$66,305 South Bend$58,331
Naperville$65,175 Terre Haute$57,766
Normal$60,214 Vincennes$56,887
Oak Lawn$66,493 
Oak Park$66,556 
Orland Park$64,359 
Palatine$64,986 
Peoria$60,842 
Rock Island$58,017 
Rockford$63,040 
Schaumburg$65,865 
Skokie$66,556 
Springfield$57,703 
Tinley Park$64,170 
Waukegan$62,789 
Wheaton$65,300 
 
IOWAKANSAS
Ames$60,089 Hutchinson$59,838
Ankeny$60,654 Kansas City$61,784
Cedar Falls$54,626 Lawrence$59,712
Cedar Rapids$59,273 Lenexa$61,596
Council Bluffs$59,398 Manhattan$58,080
Davenport$59,273 Olathe$61,470
Des Moines$60,654 Overland Park$61,596
Dubuque$58,708 Salina$59,838
Iowa City$58,770 Shawnee$61,596
Sioux City$52,240 Topeka$58,708
Urbandale$60,654 Wichita$60,466
Waterloo$56,761 
West Des Moines$60,654 
 
KENTUCKYLOUISIANA
Bowling Green$56,573 Alexandria$55,505
Covington$61,407 Baton Rouge$57,515
Frankfort$57,326 Bossier City$57,515
Hopkinsville$56,447 Houma$61,847
Lexington$59,147 Kenner$62,287
Louisville$59,524 La Place$61,659
Owensboro$58,645 Lafayette$56,636
Richmond$58,519 Lake Charles$56,949
 Marrero$62,349
 Metairie$62,349
 Monroe$57,766
 New Iberia$56,322
 New Orleans$62,349
 Shreveport$57,515
 
MAINEMARYLAND
Auburn$62,789 Baltimore$64,421
Augusta$59,649 Bethesda$69,256
Bangor$57,138 Bowie$69,131
Biddeford$63,103 Columbia$64,359
Lewiston$62,789 Dundalk$64,421
Portland$63,417 Ellicott City$64,421
Saco$63,291 Frederick$66,996
South Portland$63,417 Gaithersburg$69,068
Westbrook$63,417 Germantown$67,372
Windham$63,354 Glen Burnie$64,421
 Potomac$69,193
 Rockville$69,193
 Silver Spring$69,256
 Towson$64,421
 Waldorf$69,068
 
MASSACHUSETTSMICHIGAN
Arlington$71,454 Ann Arbor$65,928
Attleboro$66,493 Battle Creek$62,287
Barnstable$66,242 Benton Harbor$59,963
Boston$71,454 Canton$65,803
Brockton$68,000 Dearborn$64,673
Brookline$71,454 Dearborn Heights$64,610
Cambridge$71,454 Detroit$64,673
Chicopee$66,054 Farmington$64,421
Fall River$66,179 Flint$58,017
Fitchburg$67,184 Grand Rapids$61,596
Framingham$68,691 Kalamazoo$61,156
Haverhill$66,556 Lansing$60,905
Holyoke$66,054 Livonia$64,484
Hyannis$65,991 Muskegon$58,582
Lawrence$66,556 Novi$65,614
Leominster$66,242 Pontiac$64,673
Lowell$68,440 Royal Oak$64,610
Lynn$71,454 Saginaw$58,268
Malden$71,454 Southfield$64,547
Medford$71,454 Sterling Heights$64,484
Methuen$66,556 Taylor$64,547
New Bedford$66,179 Troy$64,421
Newton$71,454 Warren$64,673
Peabody$71,328 Waterford$64,735
Pittsfield$63,919 West Bloomfield$64,798
Plymouth$67,624 Westland$65,049
Quincy$71,454 Wyoming$61,596
Revere$71,454 
Salem$71,328 
Somerville$71,454 
Springfield$66,054 
Taunton$67,938 
Waltham$71,454 
Westfield$66,054 
Weymouth$68,000 
Worcester$66,368 
 
MINNESOTAMISSISSIPPI
Burnsville$66,807 Biloxi$55,443
Duluth$59,398 Columbus$53,559
Eden Prairie$66,870 Greenville$55,819
Lakeville$66,556 Gulfport$55,443
Minneapolis$66,996 Hattiesburg$54,877
Minnetonka$66,996 Jackson$55,882
Rochester$60,905 Meridian$55,568
Saint Cloud$58,205 Olive Branch$59,084
Saint Paul$66,996 Pascagoula$55,191
 Southaven$59,273
 Tupelo$52,994
 
MISSOURIMONTANA
Blue Springs$61,533 Billings$59,775
Chesterfield$61,345 Bozeman$51,864
Columbia$61,219 Butte$51,864
Florissant$61,596 Great Falls$54,438
Independence$61,721 Helena$52,805
Jefferson City$61,031 Kalispell$55,694
Joplin$60,842 Missoula$51,864
Kansas City$61,784 
Lees Summit$61,533 
O Fallon$61,219 
Saint Charles$61,407 
Saint Joseph$61,219 
Saint Louis$61,721 
Saint Peters$61,219 
Springfield$61,345 
 
NEBRASKANEVADA
Bellevue$59,398 Carson City$63,480
Fremont$58,456 Henderson$65,175
Grand Island$58,205 Las Vegas$65,426
Hastings$58,205 North Las Vegas$65,426
Kearney$58,205 Reno$63,166
Lincoln$59,022 Sparks$63,166
Norfolk$51,675 Sun Valley$63,166
North Platte$56,384 
Omaha$59,398 
 
NEW HAMPSHIRENEW JERSEY
Bedford$66,305 Atlantic City$67,686
Concord$64,798 Bayonne$71,705
Derry$67,121 Bergenfield$72,333
Dover$64,170 Bloomfield$72,270
Keene$65,928 Camden$67,561
Manchester$66,305 Clifton$72,270
Merrimack$68,063 East Brunswick$72,772
Nashua$68,063 East Orange$71,705
Portsmouth$64,170 Edison$70,449
Rochester$63,919 Elizabeth$71,705
Salem$66,556 Hackensack$72,333
 Hoboken$75,409
 Irvington$71,705
 Jersey City$75,409
 Lakewood$71,579
 Middlesex$70,449
 New Brunswick$72,772
 Newark$71,705
 Paramus$72,333
 Passaic$72,270
 Paterson$72,270
 Perth Amboy$70,449
 Plainfield$70,449
 Sayreville$72,772
 Somerset$72,709
 Toms River$70,575
 Trenton$71,077
 Union$71,705
 Union City$75,409
 Vineland$67,310
 Wayne$72,270
 West New York$75,409
 West Orange$71,705
 
NEW MEXICONEW YORK
Alamogordo$56,259 Albany$64,296
Albuquerque$58,645 Binghamton$60,528
Clovis$54,940 Brentwood$68,126
Farmington$58,017 Bronx$75,409
Hobbs$52,868 Brooklyn$75,409
Las Cruces$53,245 Buffalo$60,026
Rio Rancho$58,456 Clay$62,224
Roswell$55,317 Hempstead$68,126
Santa Fe$59,335 Henrietta$62,538
Sunland Park$54,940 Huntington$71,516
 Jamestown$58,896
 Levittown$68,126
 Mount Vernon$72,270
 Nassau$68,126
 New Rochelle$71,579
 New York$75,409
 Niagara Falls$59,901
 Poughkeepsie$67,624
 Queens Village$74,216
 Rochester$62,538
 Schenectady$63,542
 Staten Island$70,449
 Syracuse$62,224
 Troy$63,919
 Utica$59,963
 White Plains$72,019
 Yonkers$72,333
 
NORTH CAROLINANORTH DAKOTA
Asheville$57,954 Bismarck$58,582
Burlington$58,833 Dickinson$57,640
Cary$60,277 Fargo$58,582
Chapel Hill$59,524 Grand Forks$54,626
Charlotte$61,533 Mandan$58,582
Concord$60,277 Minot$57,640
Durham$59,901 West Fargo$58,582
Fayetteville$57,389 
Gastonia$61,345 
Greensboro$59,084 
Greenville$59,838 
Hickory$60,780 
High Point$60,277 
Jacksonville$56,573 
Kannapolis$59,461 
Raleigh$60,277 
Rocky Mount$59,838 
Salisbury$59,587 
Wilmington$57,012 
Wilson$59,838 
Winston Salem$60,152 
 
OHIOOKLAHOMA
Akron$60,277 Altus$53,119
Canton$59,963 Bartlesville$59,649
Chillicothe$57,766 Broken Arrow$60,026
Cincinnati$61,407 Edmond$59,461
Cleveland$62,600 Enid$59,084
Columbus$61,910 Lawton$53,308
Cuyahoga Falls$60,277 Muskogee$59,649
Dayton$60,968 Norman$59,273
Elyria$60,591 Oklahoma City$59,649
Euclid$62,538 Stillwater$59,084
Hamilton$61,156 Tulsa$60,214
Lakewood$62,600 
Lima$59,273 
Lorain$60,905 
Mansfield$60,277 
Middletown$60,717 
Newark$61,533 
Portsmouth$57,326 
Springfield$59,901 
Toledo$60,654 
Youngstown$59,461 
 
OREGONPENNSYLVANIA
Albany$61,407 Allentown$62,412
Beaverton$65,928 Altoona$59,147
Bend$60,654 Bethlehem$62,412
Clackamas$65,865 Doylestown$70,889
Corvallis$61,407 Easton$62,287
Eugene$61,533 Erie$57,829
Gresham$65,865 Greensburg$60,089
Hillsboro$65,740 Harrisburg$60,905
Lake Oswego$65,928 Johnstown$58,394
Medford$58,205 Lancaster$61,345
Oregon City$65,677 Lebanon$61,470
Portland$65,928 Levittown$71,077
Salem$62,538 Philadelphia$67,561
Springfield$60,968 Pittsburgh$61,847
 Reading$62,287
 Scranton$57,954
 State College$58,770
 Stroudsburg$63,166
 West Chester$66,807
 Wilkes Barre$57,829
 Williamsport$59,712
 York$60,968
 
RHODE ISLANDSOUTH CAROLINA
Coventry$66,368 Aiken$57,703
Cranston$66,493 Anderson$60,089
Cumberland$66,493 Charleston$59,273
Narragansett$66,619 Columbia$58,833
Newport$66,431 Florence$56,510
Pawtucket$66,493 Goose Creek$59,147
Providence$66,493 Greenville$60,780
Warwick$66,493 Hilton Head Island$58,142
Woonsocket$66,431 Mount Pleasant$59,273
 Myrtle Beach$56,322
 Rock Hill$61,596
 Spartanburg$58,268
 Summerville$58,959
 Sumter$56,322
 
SOUTH DAKOTATENNESSEE
Aberdeen$50,859 Chattanooga$56,259
Brookings$54,312 Clarksville$56,447
Deadwood$53,371 Franklin$58,017
Pierre$51,801 Germantown$59,210
Rapid City$54,312 Hendersonville$58,142
Sioux Falls$55,254 Jackson$58,896
Watertown$54,312 Johnson City$54,312
 Kingsport$54,501
 Knoxville$57,452
 Memphis$59,335
 Murfreesboro$57,766
 Nashville$58,205
 
TEXASUTAH
Abilene$57,263 Layton$57,829
Amarillo$57,577 Lehi$56,761
Arlington$61,094 Logan$57,201
Austin$61,847 Ogden$58,017
Beaumont$60,466 Orem$57,012
Brownsville$54,187 Provo$57,012
Carrollton$62,224 Saint George$64,484
Corpus Christi$57,829 Salt Lake City$59,524
Dallas$62,349 Sandy$59,398
Denton$61,282 South Jordan$59,273
El Paso$54,940 West Jordan$59,335
Fort Worth$61,156 
Frisco$61,533 
Galveston$60,403 
Garland$62,224 
Grand Prairie$62,224 
Harlingen$55,254 
Houston$63,542 
Irving$62,349 
Killeen$56,259 
Laredo$55,380 
Longview$56,510 
Lubbock$53,371 
Mcallen$53,998 
Mckinney$61,847 
Mesquite$62,287 
Midland$52,868 
Odessa$52,868 
Pasadena$63,291 
Plano$62,098 
Port Arthur$59,210 
Richardson$62,224 
Round Rock$61,596 
San Antonio$61,345 
Temple$56,447 
Waco$56,322 
Wichita Falls$57,138 
 
VERMONTVIRGINIA
Burlington$61,973 Alexandria$69,256
Colchester$61,973 Annandale$69,256
Essex$61,973 Arlington$69,256
Rutland$62,475 Centreville$69,005
South Burlington$61,973 Chesapeake$59,084
 Hampton$58,959
 Lynchburg$57,577
 Newport News$58,959
 Norfolk$59,147
 Petersburg$62,349
 Portsmouth$59,147
 Reston$69,131
 Richmond$62,977
 Roanoke$57,954
 Suffolk$58,896
 Virginia Beach$60,026
 
WASHINGTONWEST VIRGINIA
Auburn$66,933 Charleston$57,263
Bellevue$68,691 Huntington$55,254
Bellingham$64,107 Morgantown$61,470
Bremerton$67,875 Parkersburg$55,756
Everett$67,184 Wheeling$61,470
Federal Way$66,933 
Kennewick$62,475 
Kent$66,807 
Lacey$64,610 
Lakewood$66,933 
Marysville$67,184 
Olympia$64,610 
Pasco$62,098 
Renton$68,628 
Richland$62,412 
Seattle$68,691 
Spokane$62,287 
Tacoma$66,933 
Vancouver$65,740 
Yakima$62,224 
 
WISCONSINWYOMING
Appleton$60,214 Casper$58,394
Eau Claire$58,142 Cheyenne$57,138
Green Bay$60,403 Gillette$55,380
Janesville$62,035 Laramie$57,640
Kenosha$61,533 Rock Springs$57,389
La Crosse$56,510 
Madison$61,784 
Milwaukee$62,475 
Oshkosh$59,901 
Racine$61,533 
Waukesha$62,287 

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