The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators amongst Florida 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$26,950|
|25th Percentile Wage||$31,830|
|50th Percentile Wage||$36,930|
|75th Percentile Wage||$44,620|
|90th Percentile Wage||$53,880|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,950.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Florida ranges from $29,820 to $42,750. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Florida is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach with a median annual salary of $42,750. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $42,290). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,820.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Palm Coast|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |