Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Nevada

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,510
25th Percentile Wage
$43,710
50th Percentile Wage
$54,340
75th Percentile Wage
$66,950
90th Percentile Wage
$86,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Nevada in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,510.

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
$54,340
-1.18% 3.66%
2016
$54,980
0.73% -
2015
$54,580
0.75% -
2014
$54,170
0.54% -
2013
$53,880
2.84% -
2012
$52,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Nevada cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Nevada ranges from $46,510 to $56,130. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Nevada is Las Vegas-Paradise with a median annual salary of $56,130. The second highest paying city/area in Nevada State is Reno-Sparks (mean annual salary $54,000). The lowest paying area is Carson City with a median annual salary of $46,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Vegas-Paradise
$56,130
Reno-Sparks
$54,000
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$53,310
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
$48,690
Carson City
$46,510




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