Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,420
25th Percentile Wage
$17,560
50th Percentile Wage
$19,500
75th Percentile Wage
$24,480
90th Percentile Wage
$37,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $37,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,420.

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
$19,500
-0.15% -4.72%
2016
$19,530
1.08% -
2015
$19,320
-0.31% -
2014
$19,380
-3.87% -
2013
$20,130
-1.44% -
2012
$20,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,630 to $20,180. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $20,180. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $19,110). The lowest paying area is San German-Cabo Rojo with a median annual salary of $17,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$20,180
Ponce
$19,110
Guayama
$18,930
Mayaguez
$18,450
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$18,230
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,070
San German-Cabo Rojo
$17,630




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