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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in Utah

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,590
25th Percentile Wage
$36,370
50th Percentile Wage
$43,410
75th Percentile Wage
$52,230
90th Percentile Wage
$61,880

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 $61,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.67
25th Percentile Wage
$17.48
50th Percentile Wage
$20.87
75th Percentile Wage
$25.11
90th Percentile Wage
$29.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.75. The median hourly salary is $20.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,4102.81%-2.63%
201542,1904.01%-
201440,500-11.23%-
201345,0501.11%-
201244,550--

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 $33,650 to $48,480. 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 $48,480. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Salt Lake City (mean annual salary $44,610). The lowest paying area is Logan with a median annual salary of $33,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$48,480
Salt Lake City
$44,610
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
$44,430
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$43,590
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
$43,520
Ogden-Clearfield
$43,350
St George
$41,370
Provo-Orem
$40,310
Logan
$33,650


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