Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators among Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,210
25th Percentile Wage
$51,260
50th Percentile Wage
$79,590
75th Percentile Wage
$91,440
90th Percentile Wage
$98,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,590
24.34% 27.10%
2016
$60,220
12.90% -
2015
$52,450
9.82% -
2014
$47,300
-15.64% -
2013
$54,700
-6.07% -
2012
$58,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in state of Alaska ranges from $52,810 to $87,660. The highest paying area for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Alaska is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $87,660. The lowest paying area is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $52,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$87,660
Anchorage
$52,810




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