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Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction equipment operator salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,040
25th Percentile Wage
$33,550
50th Percentile Wage
$41,950
75th Percentile Wage
$51,750
90th Percentile Wage
$63,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction equipment operators in the industry sector of 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) construction equipment operators is $63,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction equipment operators is $28,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction equipment operators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,950
2.31% 10.94%
2016
$40,980
2.20% -
2015
$40,080
1.97% -
2014
$39,290
1.71% -
2013
$38,620
3.26% -
2012
$37,360
- -

Compare Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of construction equipment operators in eight industries in the 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 construction equipment operator occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $56,180. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $40,860). For detailed construction equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$56,180
Federal government, including USPS
$56,180
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$41,950
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,370
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$41,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,970
State government, including schools and hospitals
$40,860

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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