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 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 New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,500
25th Percentile Wage
$34,170
50th Percentile Wage
$39,960
75th Percentile Wage
$50,300
90th Percentile Wage
$63,140

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 $63,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,500.

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
$39,960
1.53% 8.36%
2016
$39,350
-1.30% -
2015
$39,860
-0.93% -
2014
$40,230
6.98% -
2013
$37,420
2.14% -
2012
$36,620
- -

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 $34,590 to $54,550. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New Mexico is Farmington with a median annual salary of $54,550. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Los Alamos County (mean annual salary $45,150). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $34,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Farmington
$54,550
Los Alamos County
$45,150
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$42,380
Santa Fe
$38,440
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$38,000
Albuquerque
$37,430
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$37,100
Las Cruces
$34,590




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