The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators amongst Texas 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$27,360|
|25th Percentile Wage||$32,600|
|50th Percentile Wage||$38,370|
|75th Percentile Wage||$47,970|
|90th Percentile Wage||$59,950|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,360.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Texas ranges from $25,070 to $50,030. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $50,030. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Odessa (mean annual salary $49,380). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $25,070.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur|| |
|Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Corpus Christi|| |
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown|| |
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos|| |
|San Angelo|| |
|Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|College Station-Bryan|| |
|Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Antonio-New Braunfels|| |
|Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood|| |
|Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|El Paso|| |
|Wichita Falls|| |