Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,140
25th Percentile Wage
$33,820
50th Percentile Wage
$40,320
75th Percentile Wage
$53,570
90th Percentile Wage
$65,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $65,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $28,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,3204.22%15.55%
201538,6204.38%-
201436,9303.20%-
201335,7504.76%-
201234,050--

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

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in nine industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $52,990. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $36,440). 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
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$52,990
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$52,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$47,410
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$40,520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$39,650
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$39,390
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$38,930
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$37,600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$36,440

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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