Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Arizona metropolitan areas 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 Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,020
25th Percentile Wage
$37,400
50th Percentile Wage
$46,060
75th Percentile Wage
$55,680
90th Percentile Wage
$63,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,020.

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
$46,060
0.56% 6.73%
2016
$45,800
3.97% -
2015
$43,980
3.23% -
2014
$42,560
0.19% -
2013
$42,480
-1.13% -
2012
$42,960
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Arizona ranges from $39,600 to $53,400. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Arizona is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,400. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale (mean annual salary $46,500). The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $39,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$53,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$46,500
Flagstaff
$45,420
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$44,750
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$42,740
Yuma
$41,750
Prescott
$40,610
Tucson
$39,600




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