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Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operating engineer and other construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,660
25th Percentile Wage
$33,760
50th Percentile Wage
$41,050
75th Percentile Wage
$55,480
90th Percentile Wage
$73,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 $73,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $27,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,0500.05%2.73%
201541,030-0.80%-
201441,360-1.28%-
201341,8904.68%-
201239,930--

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in nine industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 facilities support services industry with an annual salary $49,590. The lowest paying industry is the employment services industry (annual salary $36,890). 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
Facilities Support Services
$49,590
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$48,640
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,550
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$43,250
Waste Collection
$39,050
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$38,930
Administrative and Support Services
$38,530
Landscaping Services
$37,950
Employment Services
$36,890

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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