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 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,890
25th Percentile Wage
$48,170
50th Percentile Wage
$65,210
75th Percentile Wage
$88,730
90th Percentile Wage
$101,210

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 $101,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.70
25th Percentile Wage
$23.16
50th Percentile Wage
$31.35
75th Percentile Wage
$42.66
90th Percentile Wage
$48.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.66. The median hourly salary is $31.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.70.

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
201665,2102.01%12.96%
201563,9003.58%-
201461,6104.41%-
201358,8903.62%-
201256,760--

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 $48,660 to $89,200. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $89,200. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $72,410). The lowest paying area is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $48,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$89,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$72,410
Framingham
$69,160
Springfield
$67,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$67,020
New Bedford
$62,000
Barnstable Town
$60,620
Peabody
$59,040
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$57,850
Worcester
$55,190
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$49,500
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$48,660


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