Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Alabama metropolitan 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 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,560
25th Percentile Wage
$31,900
50th Percentile Wage
$38,340
75th Percentile Wage
$46,950
90th Percentile Wage
$56,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,340
4.67% 12.81%
2016
$36,550
2.13% -
2015
$35,770
2.12% -
2014
$35,010
2.34% -
2013
$34,190
2.22% -
2012
$33,430
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Alabama ranges from $30,800 to $42,980. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Alabama is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $42,980. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Huntsville (mean annual salary $42,100). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$42,980
Huntsville
$42,100
Birmingham-Hoover
$40,780
Mobile
$40,450
Tuscaloosa
$40,150
Dothan
$39,970
Decatur
$39,540
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$37,370
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$35,560
Auburn-Opelika
$35,230
Gadsden
$34,870
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$33,450
Montgomery
$32,520
Anniston-Oxford
$31,860
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$30,800




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