The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,650|
|25th Percentile Wage||$36,650|
|50th Percentile Wage||$47,800|
|75th Percentile Wage||$65,650|
|90th Percentile Wage||$87,280|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of construction. 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 $87,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $30,650.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of construction equipment operators in 22 industries in the construction 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 painting and wall covering contractors industry with an annual salary $82,630. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $41,590). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .