Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,080
25th Percentile Wage
$41,450
50th Percentile Wage
$48,330
75th Percentile Wage
$57,130
90th Percentile Wage
$63,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,080.

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
$48,330
1.99% 11.90%
2016
$47,370
5.36% -
2015
$44,830
4.60% -
2014
$42,770
0.98% -
2013
$42,350
-0.54% -
2012
$42,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Colorado ranges from $35,720 to $51,340. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $51,340. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $49,570). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$51,340
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,570
Boulder
$49,140
Fort Collins-Loveland
$49,030
Greeley
$48,320
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,350
Colorado Springs
$45,100
Grand Junction
$44,520
Pueblo
$40,070
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$38,500
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$35,720




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