Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,700
25th Percentile Wage
$50,270
50th Percentile Wage
$61,510
75th Percentile Wage
$87,040
90th Percentile Wage
$102,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,700.

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
$61,510
-6.02% 7.72%
2016
$65,210
2.01% -
2015
$63,900
3.58% -
2014
$61,610
4.41% -
2013
$58,890
3.62% -
2012
$56,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Massachusetts ranges from $43,670 to $90,140. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $90,140. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $80,980). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$90,140
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$80,980
Pittsfield
$68,640
Springfield
$67,250
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$66,390
New Bedford
$65,860
Framingham
$61,400
Peabody
$61,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$61,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$60,960
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$58,240
Worcester
$57,550
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$56,900
Barnstable Town
$56,050
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$46,120
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$43,670




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