Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,980
25th Percentile Wage
$35,650
50th Percentile Wage
$45,340
75th Percentile Wage
$59,820
90th Percentile Wage
$74,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of mining. 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 $74,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $29,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,3401.01%7.17%
201544,8801.98%-
201443,9902.98%-
201342,6801.38%-
201242,090--

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in eight industries in the mining 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 coal mining industry with an annual salary $52,230. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $40,760). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Coal Mining
$52,230
Metal Ore Mining
$52,110
Support Activities for Mining
$45,710
Support Activities for Mining
$45,710
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$45,280
Oil and Gas Extraction
$42,400
Oil and Gas Extraction
$42,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$40,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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