How much does a Heavy Equipment Operator make in Hickory, NC? The average Heavy Equipment Operator salary in Hickory, NC is $63,632 as of January 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $53,197 and $72,198. Salary ranges 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. 

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Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy machinery, such as a tractor, bulldozer, backhoe, or excavator, for the purposes of construction, demolition, or excavation. May be responsible for routine maintenance or repairs. Being a Heavy Equipment Operator may need state licensing. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Heavy Equipment Operator typically reports to a supervisor. The Heavy Equipment Operator has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. To be a Heavy Equipment Operator typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may have 2 years experience plus an associates degree, or additional training or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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About Hickory, North Carolina    Hickory is a city in Catawba county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The city's population at the 2010 census was 40,010 (primarily in Catawba Cou....More

Hickory, North Carolina  area prices were up 1.5% from a year ago    View the Cost of Living in Hickory, North Carolina

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Skills associated with Heavy Equipment Operator: Heavy Equipment Operation, Vehicle Inspection/Cleaning/Maintenance

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