Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

The annual and hourly salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,120
25th Percentile Wage
$29,850
50th Percentile Wage
$36,170
75th Percentile Wage
$43,990
90th Percentile Wage
$53,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,120.

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
$36,170
2.88% 6.19%
2016
$35,130
1.54% -
2015
$34,590
2.49% -
2014
$33,730
-4.98% -
2013
$35,410
4.18% -
2012
$33,930
- -

Table 3. Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with Other Florida Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $36,170 in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is in the middle of salary range for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Florida. In comparison, the annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater is 15.4 percent (15.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach and 17.6 percent (17.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida.