Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Connecticut

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Connecticut are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Connecticut 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,350
25th Percentile Wage
$48,860
50th Percentile Wage
$63,060
75th Percentile Wage
$76,540
90th Percentile Wage
$95,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.36
25th Percentile Wage
$23.49
50th Percentile Wage
$30.32
75th Percentile Wage
$36.79
90th Percentile Wage
$46.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.07. The median hourly salary is $30.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,0600.38%9.99%
201562,8200.57%-
201462,4603.35%-
201360,3705.98%-
201256,760--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Connecticut ranges from $47,200 to $69,730. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Connecticut is Danbury with a median annual salary of $69,730. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is New Haven (mean annual salary $68,780). The lowest paying area is Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Danbury
$69,730
New Haven
$68,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$65,330
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$64,070
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$53,240
Waterbury
$48,390
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$47,200


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