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 cities 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,490
25th Percentile Wage
$38,510
50th Percentile Wage
$50,810
75th Percentile Wage
$69,360
90th Percentile Wage
$80,040

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 $80,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.10
25th Percentile Wage
$18.52
50th Percentile Wage
$24.43
75th Percentile Wage
$33.34
90th Percentile Wage
$38.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.47. The median hourly salary is $24.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.10.

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
201650,810-0.96%-1.61%
201551,3006.30%-
201448,070-2.58%-
201349,310-4.70%-
201251,630--

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 $74,370. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $74,370. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Michigan City-La Porte (mean annual salary $62,740). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $35,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$74,370
Michigan City-La Porte
$62,740
Lafayette
$62,240
Muncie
$58,360
Terre Haute
$56,910
Indianapolis-Carmel
$56,130
Columbus
$54,700
Bloomington
$50,940
Fort Wayne
$48,390
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$43,060
Elkhart-Goshen
$42,980
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$38,210
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$37,530
Kokomo
$36,520
Anderson
$35,950


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