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
$35,760
25th Percentile Wage
$44,900
50th Percentile Wage
$61,670
75th Percentile Wage
$80,630
90th Percentile Wage
$95,900

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 $95,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $35,760.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,670
-1.86% 5.08%
2016
$62,820
-4.74% -
2015
$65,800
17.34% -
2013
$54,390
-7.63% -
2012
$58,540
- -

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 six 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 $72,040. 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
$72,040
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$68,830
Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$36,430
Hospitals - State government owned
$34,710

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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