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Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare operating engineer and other construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,790
25th Percentile Wage
$32,120
50th Percentile Wage
$43,450
75th Percentile Wage
$58,110
90th Percentile Wage
$76,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $76,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid operating engineers and other construction equipment operators is $27,790.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,450-10.06%8.91%
201547,820-8.64%-
201451,9507.05%-
201348,29018.04%-
201239,580--

Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in six industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations industry with an annual salary $45,150. The lowest paying industry is the commercial and industrial machinery equipment (except auto and electronic) repair and maintenance industry (annual salary $42,710). 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
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$45,150
Personal and Laundry Services
$44,740
Death Care Services
$44,740
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$43,570
Repair and Maintenance
$42,710
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$42,710

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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