Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operating engineer and other construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,780
25th Percentile Wage
$36,470
50th Percentile Wage
$46,230
75th Percentile Wage
$59,990
90th Percentile Wage
$77,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $77,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $29,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,230
-0.24% 7.96%
2016
$46,340
3.15% -
2015
$44,880
2.54% -
2014
$43,740
1.17% -
2013
$43,230
1.57% -
2012
$42,550
- -

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in 31 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for operating engineer and other construction equipment operator occupations is the glass and glass product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $55,170. The lowest paying industry is the clay product and refractory manufacturing industry (annual salary $33,370). For detailed operating engineer and other construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$55,170
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$55,140
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,220
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,220
Paper Manufacturing
$52,400
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$48,730
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$48,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$48,540
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$46,990
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,870
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$46,740
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$46,170
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,010
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$45,900
Machinery Manufacturing
$45,690
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$45,530
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,290
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$44,870
Ship and Boat Building
$44,120
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$43,290
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$42,440
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$42,260
Machinery Manufacturing
$42,200
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$39,910
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$39,560
Wood Product Manufacturing
$39,140
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$35,340
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$35,340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$34,930
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$34,890
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$33,370

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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