Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Kansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Kansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Kansas 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 Kansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,390
25th Percentile Wage
$30,690
50th Percentile Wage
$36,880
75th Percentile Wage
$47,980
90th Percentile Wage
$64,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Kansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,390.

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
$36,880
-0.19% 10.20%
2016
$36,950
3.09% -
2015
$35,810
1.14% -
2014
$35,400
1.89% -
2013
$34,730
4.64% -
2012
$33,120
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Kansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Kansas ranges from $32,660 to $48,580. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Kansas is Lawrence with a median annual salary of $48,580. The second highest paying city/area in Kansas State is Manhattan (mean annual salary $40,170). The lowest paying area is Kansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lawrence
$48,580
Manhattan
$40,170
Topeka
$38,560
Wichita
$36,230
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
$32,660




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