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 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,640
25th Percentile Wage
$39,620
50th Percentile Wage
$48,920
75th Percentile Wage
$58,570
90th Percentile Wage
$65,800

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 $65,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.17
25th Percentile Wage
$19.05
50th Percentile Wage
$23.52
75th Percentile Wage
$28.16
90th Percentile Wage
$31.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.64. The median hourly salary is $23.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.17.

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
201648,9205.48%8.50%
201546,2401.73%-
201445,4402.71%-
201344,210-1.24%-
201244,760--

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 $39,200 to $58,960. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $58,960. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $54,770). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$58,960
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$54,770
Lansing-East Lansing
$53,550
Ann Arbor
$53,060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$52,680
Jackson
$51,710
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$50,780
Flint
$50,570
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$50,080
Monroe
$48,930
South Bend-Mishawaka
$47,000
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,560
Niles-Benton Harbor
$45,170
Bay City
$44,960
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$44,200
Holland-Grand Haven
$43,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,130
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$42,050
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$39,470
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$39,200


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