Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators amongst Mississippi 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,250
25th Percentile Wage
$30,150
50th Percentile Wage
$37,650
75th Percentile Wage
$47,120
90th Percentile Wage
$55,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.66
25th Percentile Wage
$14.49
50th Percentile Wage
$18.10
75th Percentile Wage
$22.65
90th Percentile Wage
$26.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.58. The median hourly salary is $18.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.66.

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
201637,6503.40%12.64%
201536,370-0.08%-
201436,4007.23%-
201333,7702.61%-
201232,890--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Mississippi ranges from $30,330 to $43,630. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $43,630. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Pascagoula (mean annual salary $40,250). The lowest paying area is Hattiesburg with a median annual salary of $30,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$43,630
Pascagoula
$40,250
Jackson
$38,190
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$37,530
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$36,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$36,430
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$35,330
Hattiesburg
$30,330


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