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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,420
25th Percentile Wage
$30,130
50th Percentile Wage
$35,530
75th Percentile Wage
$41,470
90th Percentile Wage
$52,480

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 $52,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,420.

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
$35,530
-5.97% 7.43%
2016
$37,650
3.40% -
2015
$36,370
-0.08% -
2014
$36,400
7.23% -
2013
$33,770
2.61% -
2012
$32,890
- -

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 $34,090 to $40,250. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Mississippi is Pascagoula with a median annual salary of $40,250. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Gulfport-Biloxi (mean annual salary $37,950). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pascagoula
$40,250
Gulfport-Biloxi
$37,950
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$36,600
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$35,420
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$35,220
Jackson
$35,040
Hattiesburg
$34,810
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$34,090




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