Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Huntsville, Alabama

The annual and hourly salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville, Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Huntsville, Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,400
25th Percentile Wage
$34,360
50th Percentile Wage
$42,100
75th Percentile Wage
$48,450
90th Percentile Wage
$52,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville, Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,400.

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
$42,100
2.16% 19.07%
2016
$41,190
6.12% -
2015
$38,670
15.13% -
2014
$32,820
-1.89% -
2013
$33,440
-1.88% -
2012
$34,070
- -

Table 3. Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Huntsville with Other Alabama Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $42,100, Huntsville is the second highest paying city for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Alabama, following the highest paying city Florence-Muscle Shoals (median annual salary of $42,980). Compared with Florence-Muscle Shoals, the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville is 2.0 percent (2.0%) lower.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Huntsville, Alabama.