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 among Georgia 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,220
25th Percentile Wage
$28,980
50th Percentile Wage
$34,550
75th Percentile Wage
$39,880
90th Percentile Wage
$51,490

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 $51,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.13
25th Percentile Wage
$13.93
50th Percentile Wage
$16.61
75th Percentile Wage
$19.17
90th Percentile Wage
$24.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.75. The median hourly salary is $16.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.13.

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
201634,5504.54%7.47%
201532,9800.61%-
201432,7801.77%-
201332,2000.71%-
201231,970--

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 $29,760 to $39,230. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Georgia is Hinesville-Fort Stewart with a median annual salary of $39,230. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $36,290). The lowest paying area is Albany with a median annual salary of $29,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$39,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$36,290
Gainesville
$35,470
Macon
$35,120
Athens-Clarke County
$34,440
Warner Robins
$33,980
Brunswick
$33,430
Savannah
$32,270
Dalton
$32,220
Columbus
$31,550
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$31,370
Valdosta
$31,310
Rome
$31,140
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$31,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,610
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,550
Albany
$29,760


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