Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,620
25th Percentile Wage
$30,800
50th Percentile Wage
$35,890
75th Percentile Wage
$41,840
90th Percentile Wage
$50,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.80
25th Percentile Wage
$14.81
50th Percentile Wage
$17.25
75th Percentile Wage
$20.11
90th Percentile Wage
$24.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.05. The median hourly salary is $17.25. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.80.

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
201635,8902.20%7.27%
201535,1001.68%-
201434,5102.49%-
201333,6501.10%-
201233,280--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of North Carolina ranges from $32,100 to $39,960. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in North Carolina is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $39,960. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Fayetteville (mean annual salary $38,100). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $32,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$39,960
Fayetteville
$38,100
Wilmington
$37,810
Durham-Chapel Hill
$37,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,150
Raleigh-Cary
$37,060
Goldsboro
$36,470
Winston-Salem
$36,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,740
Asheville
$35,680
Burlington
$35,350
Greensboro-High Point
$35,220
Rocky Mount
$35,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,270
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,820
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$32,740
Greenville
$32,100


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