MKD ELECTRIC Equipment Operator Salary in the United States

How much does an Equipment Operator make at companies like MKD ELECTRIC in the United States? The average salary for Equipment Operator at companies like MKD ELECTRIC in the United States is $44,268 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $35,210 and $53,327. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does an Equipment Operator do at companies like MKD ELECTRIC?

MKD Electric is one of the Midwest’s largest full-service merit shop electrical contractors.  For over twenty years, we have designed, built, installed, and maintained our clients’ systems, projects, and facilities. We specialize in working in a variety of industrial environments, including chemical, petrochemical, distribution, packaging, solar fields and more.

As an MKD team member, you will be eligible for great benefits and career advancement opportunities.  In fact, MKD Electric ranks in the 90th Percentile in pay, overtime/double-time pay and company-provided benefits in the United States.  Ample overtime opportunities for those that want it. We also offer great training programs and have significant opportunities for career advancement.  Most importantly, MKD Electric is committed to providing a safe place to work.


  • Safely operate all heavy equipment (excavators, backhoes, trenchers, dozers, cable plows, etc.)
  • Complete pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill the equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to operate multiple pieces of equipment used in general construction excavation and backfill.
  • Perform fine grading and finishing, sloping and banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating and stockpiling using various pieces of equipment
  • Successfully maneuver heavy equipment into loading and unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed
  • 5+ years of experience in Heavy Equipment operation
  • Able to travel and work on jobsites throughout the state of Illinois
  • Must possess a valid clean driver’s license. Valid Class C CDL with documented past experience is preferred
  • Experience in Solar/Electrical work heavily preferred


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Strong safety culture with training
  • Competitive wage(s)
  • Bonus eligible based on individual and company performance
  • Referral and recycling bonus
  • Eligible for over-time pay after 8 hours per day, after 40 hours per week, Saturday's and double time on Sunday's
  • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid vacation time program
  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:
    • Medical insurance – shared cost
    • Company paid dental and vision insurance
    • Company paid life, AD&D and short term disability insurance
    • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children
    • Optional long term disability insurance
  • Full-time in-house training director
  • Tuition reimbursement for authorized training
  • Company provided safety gear – harness, lanyard, arc flash gear and FR rated clothing
  • Safety boot and prescription safety glasses allowance


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The chart shows total cash compensation for the MKD ELECTRIC Equipment Operator in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $35,210 to $53,327 with an average total cash compensation of $44,268. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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