Salary for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics (not including Engines)

Also known as:  Bulldozer Mechanic, Construction Equipment Mechanic, Dragline Mechanic, Forklift Mechanic, Forklift Technician

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Mobile heavy equipment mechanics repair and adjust problems on mobile mechanical and hydraulic equipment. This includes cranes, graders, conveyors and bulldozers that are used in construction, mining and logging. This job can be dangerous as the workers deal with heavy machinery frequently. To be considered for this position, vocational training is almost always necessary. Once hired, one or two years of formal on-site training will usually be required before work can begin.

A Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic will usually earn salaries on a scale from 32000 - 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines will normally receive wages of Forty Five Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines obtain the most salary in Alaska, where they earn wages of close to about $60510. Employees who work in this job can expect the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn average job salaries of $54170.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.91 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics (not including Engines) tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $54,170
Public Administration $49,580
Transportation and Warehousing $48,900
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $46,950
Educational Services $46,870
Manufacturing $45,610
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $31,800
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $39,080
Accommodation and Food Services $41,150
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $41,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,810
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,160
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