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

The annual and hourly salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,670
25th Percentile Wage
$33,690
50th Percentile Wage
$40,150
75th Percentile Wage
$46,630
90th Percentile Wage
$50,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $27,670.

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
$40,150
7.07% 12.03%
2016
$37,310
1.61% -
2015
$36,710
1.50% -
2014
$36,160
0.61% -
2013
$35,940
1.73% -
2012
$35,320
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $40,150 in Tuscaloosa is in the middle of salary range for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Alabama. In comparison, the annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tuscaloosa is 6.6 percent (6.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Florence-Muscle Shoals and 23.3 percent (23.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area.

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 Tuscaloosa, Alabama.