Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,390
25th Percentile Wage
$46,510
50th Percentile Wage
$61,930
75th Percentile Wage
$79,580
90th Percentile Wage
$96,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $96,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $35,390.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,930
0.86% 11.24%
2016
$61,400
4.54% -
2015
$58,610
1.72% -
2014
$57,600
2.14% -
2013
$56,370
2.48% -
2012
$54,970
- -

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

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in seven industries in the utilities 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 hydroelectric power generation industry with an annual salary $78,660. The lowest paying industry is the biomass electric power generation industry (annual salary $35,050). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$78,660
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$65,730
Natural Gas Distribution
$65,340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$64,820
Utilities
$61,930
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$47,400
Biomass Electric Power Generation
$35,050

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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