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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 $90,140, 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 2018 [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
$90,140
310
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$88,750
4,330
3 Elgin, USA
$88,200
470
4 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$87,990
5,390
5 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$87,320
5,960
6 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$86,910
7,340
7 Springfield, Illinois
$86,210
410
8 Decatur, Illinois
$85,740
60
9 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$84,840
150
10 Urban Honolulu, USA
$83,570
1,080
11 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$82,500
630
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$82,480
2,810
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$82,040
3,660
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,640
3,390
15 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$81,530
770
16 Bloomington, USA
$81,300
250
17 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$80,980
170
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$80,130
5,400
19 Danville, Illinois
$79,390
40
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,380
4,880
21 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$79,310
1,800
22 Honolulu, Hawaii
$79,200
870
23 Gary, Indiana
$78,880
850
24 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$78,380
10,680
25 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$78,380
290
26 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$78,370
450
27 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$78,180
2,010
28 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$77,040
180
29 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$76,130
1,100
30 Anchorage, Alaska
$76,070
1,040
31 San Rafael, USA
$75,610
80
32 Fairbanks, Alaska
$74,150
400
33 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$73,710
100
34 Danbury, Connecticut
$73,280
130
35 Tacoma, Washington
$72,980
810
36 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$72,730
2,020
37 Camden, New Jersey
$71,900
650
38 Carbondale-Marion, USA
$71,110
180
39 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$70,140
1,990
40 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$70,050
3,680
41 Duluth, Wisconsin
$69,860
680
42 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$69,280
1,190
43 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$68,850
260
44 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$68,780
2,350
45 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$68,660
3,740
46 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$68,640
60
47 Muncie, Indiana
$68,590
70
48 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$68,290
2,050
49 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$67,970
1,850
50 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$67,810
2,930
51 Madison, Wisconsin
$67,680
790
52 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$67,600
2,050
53 Springfield, Massachusetts
$67,250
710
54 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$66,860
640
55 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$66,650
5,520
56 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$66,390
50
57 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$66,250
510
58 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$65,870
300
59 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$65,860
70
60 Bloomington, Indiana
$65,570
180
61 Fresno, California
$65,240
630
62 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$65,240
1,420
63 Racine, Wisconsin
$64,900
160
64 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$64,730
330
65 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$64,520
430
66 Akron, Ohio
$64,320
820
67 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$64,200
680
68 Napa, California
$64,010
100
69 Janesville, Wisconsin
$63,990
250
70 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$63,850
30
71 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$63,520
190
72 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$63,410
690
73 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$63,310
390
74 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,990
2,410
75 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$62,860
150
76 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$62,780
350
77 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$62,680
560
78 Bellingham, Washington
$62,500
230
79 Lafayette, Indiana
$62,240
150
80 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$61,890
480
81 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$61,730
360
82 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$61,710
770
83 Framingham, Massachusetts
$61,400
380
84 Peabody, Massachusetts
$61,400
40
85 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$61,380
240
86 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$61,300
4,790
87 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$61,250
1,520
88 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$61,210
600
89 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,960
3,100
90 Kingston, New York
$60,870
140
91 St Louis, Missouri
$60,590
3,700
92 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$60,020
1,750
93 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$60,010
890
94 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$59,910
370
95 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$59,840
560
96 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$59,830
40
97 Evansville, Kentucky
$59,630
500
98 Olympia, Washington
$59,510
160
99 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,510
1,230
100 Peoria, Illinois
$59,420
350
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