Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in New Mexico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,630
25th Percentile Wage
$34,080
50th Percentile Wage
$39,350
75th Percentile Wage
$50,280
90th Percentile Wage
$67,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.24
25th Percentile Wage
$16.38
50th Percentile Wage
$18.92
75th Percentile Wage
$24.17
90th Percentile Wage
$32.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.61. The median hourly salary is $18.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.24.

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
201639,350-1.30%6.94%
201539,860-0.93%-
201440,2306.98%-
201337,4202.14%-
201236,620--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of New Mexico ranges from $33,520 to $46,090. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New Mexico is Farmington with a median annual salary of $46,090. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,310). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $33,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Farmington
$46,090
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$41,310
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$40,360
Albuquerque
$37,530
Santa Fe
$37,480
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$36,670
Las Cruces
$33,520


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