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

The annual and hourly salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Great Falls, Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Great Falls 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 Great Falls, Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,310
25th Percentile Wage
$45,420
50th Percentile Wage
$53,710
75th Percentile Wage
$61,100
90th Percentile Wage
$65,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Great Falls, Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $40,310.

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
$53,710
-2.44% 34.22%
2016
$55,020
-4.09% -
2015
$57,270
26.96% -
2014
$41,830
14.94% -
2013
$35,580
0.70% -
2012
$35,330
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $53,710, Great Falls is the highest paying city for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Montana, followed by Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $52,930). In comparison, the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Great Falls is 1.5 percent (1.5%) higher than that in Eastern 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 Great Falls, Montana.