Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,210
25th Percentile Wage
$42,860
50th Percentile Wage
$54,400
75th Percentile Wage
$71,390
90th Percentile Wage
$80,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,210.

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
$54,400
6.43% 18.33%
2016
$50,900
4.01% -
2015
$48,860
2.84% -
2014
$47,470
6.24% -
2013
$44,510
0.18% -
2012
$44,430
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Ohio ranges from $39,860 to $67,970. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $67,970. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Canton-Massillon (mean annual salary $66,250). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $39,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$67,970
Canton-Massillon
$66,250
Akron
$64,320
Toledo
$58,890
Columbus
$54,840
Mansfield
$54,140
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$50,790
Dayton
$50,750
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$50,230
Cincinnati-Middletown
$49,430
Lima
$49,200
Sandusky
$48,300
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$46,910
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$44,530
Springfield
$39,860




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