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

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of North Dakota 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 Dakota 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 North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,650
25th Percentile Wage
$48,210
50th Percentile Wage
$56,710
75th Percentile Wage
$64,360
90th Percentile Wage
$90,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment 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 $90,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,650.

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
$56,710
0.79% 19.73%
2016
$56,260
5.37% -
2015
$53,240
4.49% -
2014
$50,850
8.44% -
2013
$46,560
2.23% -
2012
$45,520
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in North Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of North Dakota ranges from $44,020 to $63,410. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in North Dakota is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,410. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $58,220). The lowest paying area is Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$63,410
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$58,220
Bismarck
$56,130
Grand Forks
$56,060
Fargo
$50,950
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$47,990
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$44,020




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