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Highest Paying Cities for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,200, Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators. It is followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York (average annual salary $88,750). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$89,200
330
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$88,750
4,330
3 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$88,160
5,450
4 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$86,950
7,320
5 Decatur, Illinois
$85,570
60
6 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$85,560
640
7 Springfield, Illinois
$83,870
420
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$83,420
3,530
9 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$82,560
210
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$79,890
840
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,380
4,880
12 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$79,310
1,800
13 Honolulu, Hawaii
$79,200
870
14 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$77,750
500
15 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$77,070
80
16 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$77,060
510
17 Fairbanks, Alaska
$76,000
540
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$75,580
3,600
19 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,440
9,830
20 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$74,440
2,620
21 Gary, Indiana
$74,370
720
22 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$74,180
360
23 Anchorage, Alaska
$73,980
1,040
24 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$73,270
1,150
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,410
2,530
26 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$71,510
290
27 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$70,200
1,830
28 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$70,150
1,760
29 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$69,890
2,090
30 Duluth, Wisconsin
$69,780
760
31 Danbury, Connecticut
$69,730
120
32 Napa, California
$69,640
100
33 Framingham, Massachusetts
$69,160
270
34 New Haven, Connecticut
$68,780
660
35 Danville, Illinois
$68,380
40
36 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$68,270
2,100
37 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$67,900
180
38 Madison, Wisconsin
$67,830
650
39 Springfield, Massachusetts
$67,800
540
40 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$67,680
2,810
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,290
3,500
42 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,020
4,330
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$67,000
5,760
44 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$66,540
2,020
45 Tacoma, Washington
$65,440
690
46 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$65,330
610
47 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$65,050
500
48 Stockton, California
$65,010
550
49 Camden, New Jersey
$64,550
590
50 Racine, Wisconsin
$64,460
150
51 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$64,440
2,080
52 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$64,380
1,630
53 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$64,070
1,000
54 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$64,030
270
55 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$63,850
30
56 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$62,740
90
57 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$62,430
320
58 Lafayette, Indiana
$62,240
150
59 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$62,040
1,170
60 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$62,000
50
61 Bellingham, Washington
$61,770
210
62 Peoria, Illinois
$61,740
350
63 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$61,730
3,620
64 Toledo, Ohio
$61,640
710
65 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$61,420
120
66 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$61,250
1,520
67 Binghamton, New York
$61,220
260
68 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$61,090
60
69 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$60,910
1,810
70 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$60,620
300
71 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$60,530
380
72 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$60,530
910
73 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$60,360
650
74 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$60,300
500
75 Kingston, New York
$60,280
140
76 Rockford, Illinois
$60,270
320
77 St Louis, Missouri
$60,210
3,010
78 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$59,590
930
79 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$59,350
1,880
80 Fresno, California
$59,190
550
81 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$59,140
510
82 Modesto, California
$59,090
220
83 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$59,060
210
84 Peabody, Massachusetts
$59,040
120
85 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$59,000
100
86 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$58,960
170
87 Olympia, Washington
$58,930
210
88 Kansas City, Missouri
$58,770
2,770
89 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$58,540
770
90 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$58,480
150
91 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$58,470
170
92 Muncie, Indiana
$58,360
60
93 Evansville, Kentucky
$58,220
480
94 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$57,850
130
95 Salinas, California
$57,760
210
96 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$57,330
260
97 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$57,320
1,300
98 Glens Falls, New York
$57,260
140
99 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$57,010
250
100 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$56,990
140
See also: Highest paying industries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators.