Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Idaho

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Idaho are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Idaho metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Idaho

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,160
25th Percentile Wage
$35,050
50th Percentile Wage
$40,750
75th Percentile Wage
$49,190
90th Percentile Wage
$58,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.98
25th Percentile Wage
$16.85
50th Percentile Wage
$19.59
75th Percentile Wage
$23.65
90th Percentile Wage
$28.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.13. The median hourly salary is $19.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.98.

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 from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,7500.10%-0.15%
201540,710-4.47%-
201442,530-2.16%-
201343,4506.08%-
201240,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Idaho Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Idaho ranges from $35,950 to $49,730. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Idaho is Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,730. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Coeur dAlene (mean annual salary $46,240). The lowest paying area is East Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$49,730
Coeur dAlene
$46,240
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$41,730
Boise City-Nampa
$40,680
Pocatello
$39,880
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$37,600
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$35,950


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