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

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,220
25th Percentile Wage
$36,330
50th Percentile Wage
$47,320
75th Percentile Wage
$64,950
90th Percentile Wage
$79,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other 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) operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $79,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $31,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,320
1.06% 6.78%
2016
$46,820
6.19% -
2015
$43,920
-1.50% -
2014
$44,580
0.79% -
2013
$44,230
0.27% -
2012
$44,110
- -

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

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in eight 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 operating engineer and other construction equipment operator occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $71,650. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $36,540). 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
Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,650
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$71,650
Engineering Services
$51,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$50,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$41,860
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,380
Testing Laboratories
$36,540

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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