Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Salary Information in North Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in the state of North Dakota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators among North Dakota 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 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,000
25th Percentile Wage
$44,260
50th Percentile Wage
$58,840
75th Percentile Wage
$91,070
90th Percentile Wage
$102,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,840
2.06% 27.35%
2016
$57,630
15.56% -
2015
$48,660
1.13% -
2014
$48,110
8.71% -
2013
$43,920
2.66% -
2012
$42,750
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in North Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in state of North Dakota ranges from $37,480 to $85,230. The highest paying area for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $85,230. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Bismarck (mean annual salary $61,300). The lowest paying area is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$85,230
Bismarck
$61,300
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$60,740
Grand Forks
$49,770
Fargo
$48,760
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$48,380
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$37,480




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