Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,200
25th Percentile Wage
$43,090
50th Percentile Wage
$49,710
75th Percentile Wage
$58,870
90th Percentile Wage
$65,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,200.

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
$49,710
2.84% 10.44%
2016
$48,300
3.95% -
2015
$46,390
2.24% -
2014
$45,350
0.57% -
2013
$45,090
1.26% -
2012
$44,520
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Montana ranges from $45,300 to $53,710. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Montana is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $53,710. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,930). The lowest paying area is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,300.

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




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