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 amongst Connecticut 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 Connecticut

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,290
25th Percentile Wage
$50,340
50th Percentile Wage
$65,320
75th Percentile Wage
$77,740
90th Percentile Wage
$99,830

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 $99,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,290.

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
$65,320
3.46% 13.10%
2016
$63,060
0.38% -
2015
$62,820
0.57% -
2014
$62,460
3.35% -
2013
$60,370
5.98% -
2012
$56,760
- -

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 $73,280. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Connecticut is Danbury with a median annual salary of $73,280. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford (mean annual salary $69,280). The lowest paying area is Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Danbury
$73,280
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$69,280
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$66,860
New Haven
$58,510
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$56,610
Waterbury
$50,030
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$47,200




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