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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Dredge Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,270
25th Percentile Wage
$35,150
50th Percentile Wage
$43,230
75th Percentile Wage
$53,380
90th Percentile Wage
$65,580

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 $65,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,270. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 124% 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 operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,230
1.87% 14.02%
2016
$42,420
5.56% -
2015
$40,060
-2.22% -
2014
$40,950
3.32% -
2013
$39,590
6.11% -
2012
$37,170
- -

Table 2. Dredge Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of dredge operators in 5 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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $46,230. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $36,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,230
Construction
$45,360
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,340
Mining
$40,760
Manufacturing
$36,000

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 $34,830 to $65,550. The highest paying state for dredge operators is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $65,550. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $34,830. 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
$65,550
California
$58,650
Idaho
$55,860
New York
$49,640
Georgia
$47,580
Indiana
$47,080
South Carolina
$46,710
Massachusetts
$45,310
Missouri
$45,170
Maryland
$45,030
Florida
$45,030
Iowa
$43,610
Louisiana
$43,120
Texas
$41,900
Pennsylvania
$41,180
Tennessee
$40,530
Oklahoma
$39,800
Ohio
$39,360
Illinois
$37,150
Nebraska
$34,830



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