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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Pipeline Transportation|| |
|Other Pipeline Transportation|| |
|Rail Transportation|| |
|Rail Transportation|| |
|Support Activities for Rail Transportation|| |
|Support Activities for Road Transportation|| |
|Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil|| |
|Support Activities for Transportation|| |
|Truck Transportation|| |
|General Freight Trucking|| |
|Specialized Freight Trucking|| |
|Support Activities for Water Transportation|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .