Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,880
25th Percentile Wage
$40,190
50th Percentile Wage
$49,130
75th Percentile Wage
$59,420
90th Percentile Wage
$67,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,880.

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
$49,130
0.43% 8.89%
2016
$48,920
5.48% -
2015
$46,240
1.73% -
2014
$45,440
2.71% -
2013
$44,210
-1.24% -
2012
$44,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Michigan ranges from $41,370 to $57,360. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $57,360. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Jackson (mean annual salary $57,120). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$57,360
Jackson
$57,120
Ann Arbor
$55,280
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$55,040
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$54,080
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$53,930
Monroe
$52,680
Flint
$52,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$50,080
South Bend-Mishawaka
$48,080
Kalamazoo-Portage
$48,010
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$45,920
Bay City
$45,600
Niles-Benton Harbor
$44,680
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,290
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$44,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,920
Holland-Grand Haven
$43,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,290
Battle Creek
$42,010
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$41,370




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