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
$31,570
25th Percentile Wage
$37,050
50th Percentile Wage
$49,710
75th Percentile Wage
$61,650
90th Percentile Wage
$74,740

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 $74,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $31,570.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,7101.31%21.54%
201549,0605.06%-
201446,58014.08%-
201340,0202.55%-
201239,000--

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

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in twelve 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 rail transportation industry with an annual salary $58,520. The lowest paying industry is the specialized freight trucking industry (annual salary $39,110). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Rail Transportation
$58,520
Rail Transportation
$58,520
Pipeline Transportation
$57,520
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$56,480
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$53,260
Support Activities for Transportation
$47,200
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$44,410
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$40,670
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$39,770
General Freight Trucking
$39,440
Truck Transportation
$39,160
Specialized Freight Trucking
$39,110

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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