Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,520
25th Percentile Wage
$36,770
50th Percentile Wage
$49,600
75th Percentile Wage
$64,650
90th Percentile Wage
$78,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $78,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $30,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,600
-0.22% 21.37%
2016
$49,710
1.31% -
2015
$49,060
5.06% -
2014
$46,580
14.08% -
2013
$40,020
2.55% -
2012
$39,000
- -

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in 13 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation of natural gas industry with an annual salary $65,990. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for water transportation industry (annual salary $32,240). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$65,990
Pipeline Transportation
$63,010
Other Pipeline Transportation
$61,520
Rail Transportation
$57,320
Rail Transportation
$57,320
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$45,410
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$44,900
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$44,410
Support Activities for Transportation
$42,490
Truck Transportation
$41,690
General Freight Trucking
$39,440
Specialized Freight Trucking
$39,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$32,240

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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