Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Arkansas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,060
25th Percentile Wage
$29,590
50th Percentile Wage
$35,430
75th Percentile Wage
$41,350
90th Percentile Wage
$49,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,060.

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
$35,430
5.17% 11.40%
2016
$33,600
0.27% -
2015
$33,510
2.63% -
2014
$32,630
-0.67% -
2013
$32,850
4.44% -
2012
$31,390
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Arkansas ranges from $30,110 to $36,620. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Arkansas is Pine Bluff with a median annual salary of $36,620. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Jonesboro (mean annual salary $36,520). The lowest paying area is Hot Springs with a median annual salary of $30,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pine Bluff
$36,620
Jonesboro
$36,520
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$36,150
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$35,870
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$35,320
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,720
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,130
Hot Springs
$30,110




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