The salary statistics of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The excavating and loading machine and dragline 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$28,360|
|25th Percentile Wage||$34,470|
|50th Percentile Wage||$42,500|
|75th Percentile Wage||$55,070|
|90th Percentile Wage||$71,860|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) excavating and loading machine and dragline operators is $71,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,360. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 153% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of excavating and loading machine and dragline 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 excavating and loading machine and dragline operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $66,090. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $29,640).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only excavating and loading machine and dragline 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 excavating and loading machine and dragline operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,460 to $79,590. The highest paying state for excavating and loading machine and dragline operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $79,590. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,460. For more salary information of excavating and loading machine and dragline operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|District of Columbia|| |
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|Puerto Rico|| |