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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,030
25th Percentile Wage
$40,960
50th Percentile Wage
$50,900
75th Percentile Wage
$68,500
90th Percentile Wage
$78,420

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 $78,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.36
25th Percentile Wage
$19.69
50th Percentile Wage
$24.47
75th Percentile Wage
$32.93
90th Percentile Wage
$37.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.70. The median hourly salary is $24.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.36.

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
201650,9004.01%12.71%
201548,8602.84%-
201447,4706.24%-
201344,5100.18%-
201244,430--

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 $40,090 to $66,540. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $66,540. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Toledo (mean annual salary $61,640). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $40,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$66,540
Toledo
$61,640
Canton-Massillon
$60,300
Columbus
$53,380
Mansfield
$49,390
Cincinnati-Middletown
$49,180
Akron
$48,990
Sandusky
$48,300
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$47,990
Dayton
$47,800
Lima
$46,090
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$45,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$44,690
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$41,640
Springfield
$40,090



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