Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,960
25th Percentile Wage
$47,230
50th Percentile Wage
$62,820
75th Percentile Wage
$79,910
90th Percentile Wage
$94,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $94,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $39,960.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201662,820-4.74%6.81%
201565,80017.34%-
201354,390-7.63%-
201258,540--

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in five industries in the health care and social assistance 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 general medical and surgical hospitals industry with an annual salary $70,950. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $34,710). 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
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$68,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,520
Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,520
Hospitals - State government owned
$34,710

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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