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Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,050
25th Percentile Wage
$22,380
50th Percentile Wage
$27,560
75th Percentile Wage
$37,370
90th Percentile Wage
$60,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction equipment operators is $60,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $20,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,560-2.14%-45.07%
201528,150-32.58%-
201437,3203.43%-
201336,040-10.93%-
201239,980--

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction equipment operator occupations is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $33,060. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $25,480). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$33,060
Spectator Sports
$33,060
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$25,480

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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