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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,350
25th Percentile Wage
$30,690
50th Percentile Wage
$36,550
75th Percentile Wage
$44,080
90th Percentile Wage
$53,110

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 $53,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.19
25th Percentile Wage
$14.75
50th Percentile Wage
$17.57
75th Percentile Wage
$21.19
90th Percentile Wage
$25.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.53. The median hourly salary is $17.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.19.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,5502.13%8.54%
201535,7702.12%-
201435,0102.34%-
201334,1902.22%-
201233,430--

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 $30,590 to $41,190. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $41,190. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $39,210). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$41,190
Birmingham-Hoover
$39,210
Mobile
$38,130
Decatur
$37,570
Tuscaloosa
$37,310
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$36,150
Gadsden
$33,880
Montgomery
$33,820
Dothan
$33,310
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$32,810
Anniston-Oxford
$31,700
Auburn-Opelika
$31,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$31,220
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$30,940
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$30,590



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