Heavy Equipment Operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure and in surface mining and quarrying activities, including backhoes, loaders, graders, dozers, and excavators. Heavy equipment operator specializations include Tractor Loader Backhoe Operator (636A), Excavator Operator (636B), and Dozer Operator (636C).
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Apprentice wage starts lower than journeyperson's and increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $25.00-$34.00 per hour, depending on location, sector, and experience.