Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators amongst Georgia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,810
25th Percentile Wage
$29,850
50th Percentile Wage
$35,290
75th Percentile Wage
$40,640
90th Percentile Wage
$50,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,810.

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
$35,290
2.10% 9.41%
2016
$34,550
4.54% -
2015
$32,980
0.61% -
2014
$32,780
1.77% -
2013
$32,200
0.71% -
2012
$31,970
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Georgia ranges from $29,990 to $53,270. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Georgia is Hinesville-Fort Stewart with a median annual salary of $53,270. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $36,990). The lowest paying area is East Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$53,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$36,990
Macon
$34,980
Athens-Clarke County
$34,740
Brunswick
$34,350
Savannah
$34,340
Gainesville
$34,310
Dalton
$33,960
Columbus
$33,830
Warner Robins
$33,460
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,340
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,250
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$31,300
Rome
$30,740
Albany
$30,340
Valdosta
$30,150
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$29,990




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