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

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of New York 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 York 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,860
25th Percentile Wage
$47,630
50th Percentile Wage
$63,870
75th Percentile Wage
$91,630
90th Percentile Wage
$130,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.20
25th Percentile Wage
$22.90
50th Percentile Wage
$30.71
75th Percentile Wage
$44.05
90th Percentile Wage
$62.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.94. The median hourly salary is $30.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.20.

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
201663,8701.97%8.99%
201562,610-0.05%-
201462,6402.99%-
201360,7704.34%-
201258,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of New York ranges from $40,540 to $88,750. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $88,750. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $75,440). The lowest paying area is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$88,750
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$75,440
Nassau-Suffolk
$69,890
Binghamton
$61,220
Kingston
$60,280
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$59,590
Glens Falls
$57,260
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$54,500
Rochester
$54,420
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$53,520
Syracuse
$53,010
Elmira
$51,850
Utica-Rome
$50,400
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,630
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$44,970
Ithaca
$44,510
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$40,540


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