Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,890
25th Percentile Wage
$29,500
50th Percentile Wage
$37,170
75th Percentile Wage
$48,580
90th Percentile Wage
$64,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of educational 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 $64,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $24,890.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,170
-1.64% 6.27%
2016
$37,780
3.76% -
2015
$36,360
1.93% -
2014
$35,660
2.27% -
2013
$34,850
0.03% -
2012
$34,840
- -

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in ten industries in the educational 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 educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $41,590. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools industry (annual salary $35,760). 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
Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$40,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$37,380
Educational Services - Local government owned
$37,280
Educational Services
$37,170
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$37,130
Educational Services - State government owned
$36,850
Educational Support Services
$36,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$36,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$35,760

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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