Operating Engineer and Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators among West Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,970
25th Percentile Wage
$31,650
50th Percentile Wage
$39,380
75th Percentile Wage
$57,380
90th Percentile Wage
$75,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,970.

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
$39,380
-1.27% -2.97%
2016
$39,880
-11.53% -
2015
$44,480
4.07% -
2014
$42,670
0.73% -
2013
$42,360
4.27% -
2012
$40,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $33,390 to $53,600. The highest paying area for operating engineers and other construction equipment operators in West Virginia is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $53,600. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Huntington-Ashland (mean annual salary $51,650). The lowest paying area is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna with a median annual salary of $33,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morgantown
$53,600
Huntington-Ashland
$51,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$48,580
Wheeling
$46,730
Winchester
$44,130
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$43,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$40,800
Charleston
$39,370
Steubenville-Weirton
$36,140
Cumberland
$35,990
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,630
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$33,390




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