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Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,540
25th Percentile Wage
$34,650
50th Percentile Wage
$42,950
75th Percentile Wage
$55,710
90th Percentile Wage
$71,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators is $71,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,950
3.14% 9.29%
2016
$41,600
2.28% -
2015
$40,650
0.00% -
2014
$40,650
2.44% -
2013
$39,660
1.77% -
2012
$38,960
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Table 2. Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $66,670. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $29,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$66,670
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,100
Mining
$44,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,290
Construction
$42,500
Manufacturing
$41,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,040
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,650
Wholesale Trade
$37,630
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,470
Retail Trade
$29,800
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,640



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