How Much Do Heavy Equipment Mechanics Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and mining.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$57000 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,250 to $44,610 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,250 to $44,610 per year or $17 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $39 $81,000
Senior (Top 25%) $32 $66,290
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $55,350
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $44,610
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $36,250

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
HI $37 $77,480
AK $37 $76,060
IL $34 $71,480
NY $33 $68,780
CA $33 $67,750
MA $32 $67,240
WA $32 $66,610
NJ $32 $66,570
NV $32 $65,990
DC $31 $65,500

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Heavy Equipment Mechanics are in the states of HI, AK, IL, NY and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $78480 $37.73
Natural Gas Distribution $77860 $37.43
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $76050 $36.56
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $71710 $34.48
Support Activities for Water Transportation $66590 $32.01
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $65730 $31.60
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $65370 $31.43
Coal Mining $63300 $30.43
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $63190 $30.38
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $63130 $30.35
Other Food Manufacturing $63020 $30.30
Metal Ore Mining $62160 $29.89
Printing and Related Support Activities $62000 $29.81
Local Government $61520 $29.58
Oil and Gas Extraction $61370 $29.51
Ship and Boat Building $60700 $29.18
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $60290 $28.99
Federal Executive Branch $60270 $28.98
Waste Treatment and Disposal $60190 $28.94
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $60010 $28.85
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $59880 $28.79
Land Subdivision $59140 $28.43
Chemical Manufacturing $58990 $28.36
State Government $58810 $28.28
Facilities Support Services $58680 $28.21
Waste Collection $58180 $27.97
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $57860 $27.82
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $57720 $27.75
Support Activities for Road Transportation $57660 $27.72
Management of Companies and Enterprises $57630 $27.71

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