Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Utah

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of Utah are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among Utah 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 Utah

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,540
25th Percentile Wage
$38,140
50th Percentile Wage
$45,640
75th Percentile Wage
$54,910
90th Percentile Wage
$64,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,540.

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
$45,640
4.89% 2.39%
2016
$43,410
2.81% -
2015
$42,190
4.01% -
2014
$40,500
-11.23% -
2013
$45,050
1.11% -
2012
$44,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Utah ranges from $34,970 to $49,310. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Utah is Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,310. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Salt Lake City (mean annual salary $48,230). The lowest paying area is Logan with a median annual salary of $34,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$49,310
Salt Lake City
$48,230
Ogden-Clearfield
$45,790
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$45,410
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
$44,060
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
$43,300
St George
$43,050
Provo-Orem
$42,830
Logan
$34,970




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