Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Texas

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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$38,370
2.11% 11.81%
2016
$37,560
1.76% -
2015
$36,900
3.09% -
2014
$35,760
2.21% -
2013
$34,970
3.23% -
2012
$33,840
- -

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

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
$50,030
Odessa
$49,380
Midland
$43,930
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Corpus Christi
$40,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$39,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$39,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$38,640
Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,900
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,780
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$37,200
San Angelo
$37,130
Lubbock
$37,120
Victoria
$37,100
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,570
College Station-Bryan
$36,370
Tyler
$36,150
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,100
Longview
$36,090
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$35,890
Texarkana-Texarkana
$34,560
Sherman-Denison
$34,320
Waco
$34,040
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$33,470
Abilene
$33,180
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,980
El Paso
$32,430
Amarillo
$32,000
Wichita Falls
$31,300
Laredo
$30,980
Brownsville-Harlingen
$29,280
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$25,070




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

💰 Highest paying industries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators.