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
$24,720
25th Percentile Wage
$29,690
50th Percentile Wage
$37,780
75th Percentile Wage
$47,770
90th Percentile Wage
$59,940

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 $59,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $24,720.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,7803.76%7.78%
201536,3601.93%-
201435,6602.27%-
201334,8500.03%-
201234,840--

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 nine 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $44,520. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools industry (annual salary $35,160). 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
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,520
Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$38,910
Educational Services
$37,780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$37,780
Educational Services - State government owned
$37,370
Educational Services - Local government owned
$36,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$35,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$35,160

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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