How much does a Heavy Equipment Operator IV make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Heavy Equipment Operator IV in the United States is $38 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $32 and $43. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salary $26 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salary $32 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salary $38 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salary $43 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Heavy Equipment Operator IV Salary $48 US May 28, 2024
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What skills does a Heavy Equipment Operator IV need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Preventative Maintenance: Developing and implementing maintenance strategies to increase equipment life expectancy and avoid unplanned downtime.

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Preventive Maintenance: Preventive maintenance is the act of performing regularly scheduled maintenance activities to help prevent unexpected failures in the future. Put simply, it's about fixing things before they break.

Commitment 4.17%
Preventative Maintenance 3.85%
Preventive Maintenance 2.01%
Others 89.97%
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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator IV

Heavy Equipment Operator IV operates heavy equipment or machinery, such as a tractor, bulldozer, backhoe, or excavator, for the purposes of construction, demolition, or excavation. Prepares equipment and conducts routine inspections prior to operation to ensure it is safe and in working condition. Being a Heavy Equipment Operator IV identifies and addresses potential hazards and adheres to all safety protocols and regulations. May be responsible for scheduling minor repairs and conducting routine maintenance like cleaning and lubricating. Additionally, Heavy Equipment Operator IV requires a high school diploma. May require State License. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Heavy Equipment Operator IV independently performs a wide range of complex duties under general guidance from supervisors. Has gained full proficiency in a broad range of activities related to the job. To be a Heavy Equipment Operator IV typically requires 5-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Heavy Equipment Operator IV salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Heavy Equipment Operator IV, the highest Heavy Equipment Operator IV salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Heavy Equipment Operator IV salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Heavy Equipment Operator IV salary is in Miami, FL, where the Heavy Equipment Operator IV salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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