$67,670/ year*
Estimated Salary
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Heavy Equipment Operator in Flagstaff, Arizona


A heavy equipment operator operates heavy equipment used in engineering and construction projects. Only skilled workers may operate this equipment, and it requires specialized training.
Compare to a teacher who only makes
$40,000/yr in Arizona

What Heavy Equipment Operators Love About Their Trade

Using huge machinery.
New challenges every day.
Working outdoors.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams


Advancement PotentialHigh
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Demand ForecastHigh
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Entrepreneurship Potential Medium
High startup cost but very high likelihood of success.