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
$35,460
25th Percentile Wage
$46,660
50th Percentile Wage
$61,400
75th Percentile Wage
$78,480
90th Percentile Wage
$94,760

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 $94,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $35,460.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,4004.54%10.47%
201558,6101.72%-
201457,6002.14%-
201356,3702.48%-
201254,970--

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

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in four 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 electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $64,260. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $45,840). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$64,260
Natural Gas Distribution
$63,510
Utilities
$61,400
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$45,840

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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