Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Florida

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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$36,930
1.79% 6.58%
2016
$36,270
3.97% -
2015
$34,830
1.67% -
2014
$34,250
-0.09% -
2013
$34,280
-0.64% -
2012
$34,500
- -

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

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
$42,750
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$42,290
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$40,170
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$39,840
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$39,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$39,440
Naples-Marco Island
$39,080
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$38,320
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$37,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$37,310
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$37,110
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$36,860
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$36,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$36,050
Jacksonville
$35,970
Punta Gorda
$35,940
Port St Lucie
$35,680
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$35,040
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$34,570
Tallahassee
$34,160
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$34,000
Ocala
$33,920
Gainesville
$33,040
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$32,830
Palm Coast
$32,800
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$29,820




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