Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Indiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,940
25th Percentile Wage
$40,080
50th Percentile Wage
$52,800
75th Percentile Wage
$72,760
90th Percentile Wage
$82,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,800
3.77% 2.22%
2016
$50,810
-0.96% -
2015
$51,300
6.30% -
2014
$48,070
-2.58% -
2013
$49,310
-4.70% -
2012
$51,630
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Indiana ranges from $35,950 to $78,880. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $78,880. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Muncie (mean annual salary $68,590). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $35,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$78,880
Muncie
$68,590
Bloomington
$65,570
Lafayette
$62,240
Terre Haute
$58,430
Columbus
$56,420
Indianapolis-Carmel
$56,300
Fort Wayne
$50,610
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$49,170
Elkhart-Goshen
$42,330
Michigan City-La Porte
$39,540
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,900
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$37,450
Kokomo
$36,480
Anderson
$35,950




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