Dredge Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of dredge operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of dredge operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The dredge operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Dredge Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,230
25th Percentile Wage
$34,220
50th Percentile Wage
$42,420
75th Percentile Wage
$55,920
90th Percentile Wage
$70,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dredge operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dredge operators is $70,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,230. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dredge operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,4205.56%12.38%
201540,060-2.22%-
201440,9503.32%-
201339,5906.11%-
201237,170--

Table 2. Dredge Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of dredge operators in 4 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 operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $50,580. The lowest paying sector is the mining sector (annual salary $37,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,580
Construction
$47,130
Manufacturing
$38,440
Mining
$37,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Dredge Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only dredge operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of dredge operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $33,990 to $59,350. The highest paying state for dredge operators is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $59,350. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $33,990. For more salary information of dredge operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$59,350
California
$58,820
New York
$49,640
Georgia
$47,580
Missouri
$45,340
Indiana
$43,990
Florida
$42,510
Iowa
$41,900
Texas
$40,780
Louisiana
$39,590
Ohio
$39,000
Tennessee
$38,830
Illinois
$37,150
Nebraska
$33,990


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