Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in Vermont

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,380
25th Percentile Wage
$35,040
50th Percentile Wage
$40,900
75th Percentile Wage
$47,560
90th Percentile Wage
$52,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Vermont in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.09
25th Percentile Wage
$16.84
50th Percentile Wage
$19.66
75th Percentile Wage
$22.87
90th Percentile Wage
$25.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Vermont in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.28. The median hourly salary is $19.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.09.

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
201640,9001.86%13.20%
201540,1407.60%-
201437,0901.51%-
201336,5302.82%-
201235,500--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some Vermont cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of Vermont ranges from $37,480 to $43,790. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in Vermont is Burlington-South Burlington with a median annual salary of $43,790. The second highest paying city/area in Vermont State is Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,000). The lowest paying area is Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington
$43,790
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
$42,000
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
$37,480


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