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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation|| |
|Natural Gas Distribution|| |
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution|| |
|Water, Sewage and Other Systems|| |
|Biomass Electric Power Generation|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .