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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$40,090
25th Percentile Wage
$49,800
50th Percentile Wage
$65,820
75th Percentile Wage
$100,060
90th Percentile Wage
$141,570

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 $141,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,090.

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
$65,820
2.96% 11.68%
2016
$63,870
1.97% -
2015
$62,610
-0.05% -
2014
$62,640
2.99% -
2013
$60,770
4.34% -
2012
$58,130
- -

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 $41,200 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 $78,380). The lowest paying area is East Central New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$88,750
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$78,380
Nassau-Suffolk
$68,780
Kingston
$60,870
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$60,010
Binghamton
$56,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$55,750
Utica-Rome
$55,340
Glens Falls
$54,770
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$54,500
Syracuse
$54,180
Elmira
$52,930
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$51,690
Rochester
$50,570
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$47,180
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$45,670
Ithaca
$44,250
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$41,200




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