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 cities 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,720
25th Percentile Wage
$31,060
50th Percentile Wage
$36,270
75th Percentile Wage
$43,450
90th Percentile Wage
$52,790

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 $52,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.85
25th Percentile Wage
$14.93
50th Percentile Wage
$17.44
75th Percentile Wage
$20.89
90th Percentile Wage
$25.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.38. The median hourly salary is $17.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.85.

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
201636,2703.97%4.88%
201534,8301.67%-
201434,250-0.09%-
201334,280-0.64%-
201234,500--

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 $30,530 to $45,120. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Florida is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $45,120. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $43,390). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$45,120
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$43,390
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$41,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$39,090
Naples-Marco Island
$37,700
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$37,560
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$37,080
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$36,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$36,850
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$36,810
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$36,630
Port St Lucie
$36,300
Punta Gorda
$36,040
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$35,720
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$35,430
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$35,130
Jacksonville
$34,910
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$34,540
Tallahassee
$33,250
Palm Coast
$32,800
Ocala
$32,500
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$32,500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$32,430
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$31,400
Gainesville
$30,710
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$30,530


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