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Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,100
25th Percentile Wage
$35,680
50th Percentile Wage
$45,440
75th Percentile Wage
$63,440
90th Percentile Wage
$78,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $78,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $31,100.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,4405.63%2.62%
201542,880-3.99%-
201444,5900.90%-
201344,190-0.14%-
201244,250--

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $60,390. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $39,710). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,390
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,390
Engineering Services
$48,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$46,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$39,710

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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