Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,150
25th Percentile Wage
$28,600
50th Percentile Wage
$34,040
75th Percentile Wage
$40,980
90th Percentile Wage
$49,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of accommodation and food 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 $49,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $25,150.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201634,040-7.34%-4.20%
201536,5402.93%-
201435,470--

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in two industries in the accommodation and food services sector are shown below. 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
Traveler Accommodation
$34,080
Accommodation
$34,040

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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