Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,780
25th Percentile Wage
$33,960
50th Percentile Wage
$39,780
75th Percentile Wage
$49,540
90th Percentile Wage
$59,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,780.

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
$39,780
3.52% 10.96%
2016
$38,380
3.02% -
2015
$37,220
1.13% -
2014
$36,800
2.88% -
2013
$35,740
0.90% -
2012
$35,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Nebraska ranges from $35,340 to $46,890. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Nebraska is Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,890. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $46,190). The lowest paying area is Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$46,890
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$46,190
Lincoln
$39,190
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$38,050
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$35,810
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$35,340




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