Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Billings, Montana

The annual and hourly salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Billings, Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Billings is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Billings, Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,580
25th Percentile Wage
$42,500
50th Percentile Wage
$48,710
75th Percentile Wage
$58,160
90th Percentile Wage
$65,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Billings, Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $37,580.

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
$48,710
5.07% 9.79%
2016
$46,240
1.17% -
2015
$45,700
2.28% -
2014
$44,660
0.20% -
2013
$44,570
1.41% -
2012
$43,940
- -

Table 3. Compare Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary in Billings with Other Montana Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $48,710 in Billings is in the middle of salary range for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Montana. In comparison, the annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Billings is 9.3 percent (9.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Great Falls and 7.0 percent (7.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Western Montana nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Great Falls
$53,710
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$52,930
Missoula
$51,510
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$50,700
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$50,610
Billings
$48,710
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$45,300



See also: Top paying jobs in Billings, Montana.