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Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,880
25th Percentile Wage
$37,070
50th Percentile Wage
$43,530
75th Percentile Wage
$49,320
90th Percentile Wage
$60,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction equipment operators is $60,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $30,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,530
10.27% 15.02%
2016
$39,060
4.66% -
2015
$37,240
-3.52% -
2014
$38,550
-3.84% -
2013
$40,030
7.59% -
2012
$36,990
- -

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in four industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction equipment operator occupations is the forestry and logging industry with an annual salary $44,660. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for animal production industry (annual salary $33,090). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Forestry and Logging
$44,660
Logging
$44,660
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$35,140
Support Activities for Animal Production
$33,090

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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