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

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,030
25th Percentile Wage
$22,330
50th Percentile Wage
$27,380
75th Percentile Wage
$36,950
90th Percentile Wage
$60,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other 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) operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $60,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $20,030.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,380-1.02%-47.04%
201527,660-35.43%-
201437,4602.08%-
201336,680-9.76%-
201240,260--

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

The average salaries of operating engineers and other 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 operating engineer and other construction equipment operator occupations is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $33,840. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $25,350). 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
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$33,840
Spectator Sports
$33,840
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,770
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$25,350

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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