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 data 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$24,210
25th Percentile Wage
$33,230
50th Percentile Wage
$41,190
75th Percentile Wage
$47,360
90th Percentile Wage
$51,090

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 $51,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $24,210.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.64
25th Percentile Wage
$15.98
50th Percentile Wage
$19.80
75th Percentile Wage
$22.77
90th Percentile Wage
$24.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville, Alabama. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.56. The median hourly salary is $19.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.64.

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
201641,1906.12%17.29%
201538,67015.13%-
201432,820-1.89%-
201333,440-1.88%-
201234,070--

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 $41,190, Huntsville is the highest paying city for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Alabama, followed by Birmingham-Hoover (median annual salary $39,210). In comparison, the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Huntsville is 4.8 percent (4.8%) higher than that in Birmingham-Hoover.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in Huntsville, Alabama.