Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Salary Information in Boulder, Colorado

The annual and hourly salary statistics of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Boulder, Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Boulder 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 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in Boulder, Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,520
25th Percentile Wage
$36,070
50th Percentile Wage
$55,360
75th Percentile Wage
$60,840
90th Percentile Wage
$64,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Boulder, Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $31,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,360
32.57% 32.57%
2015
$37,330
1.02% -
2014
$36,950
1.14% -
2013
$36,530
-2.19% -
2012
$37,330
- -

Table 3. Compare Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Salary in Boulder with Other Colorado Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $55,360, Boulder is the second highest paying city for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in state of Colorado, following the highest paying city Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $64,730). Compared with Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, the median annual salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in Boulder is 14.5 percent (14.5%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$64,730
Boulder
$55,360
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,160
Colorado Springs
$49,580
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$49,480
Fort Collins-Loveland
$49,000
Grand Junction
$46,310
Greeley
$36,190
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$33,530



See also: Top paying jobs in Boulder, Colorado.