The average pay for a Chief Operating Engineer is $71,827 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,255 - $104,774
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MEDIAN: $71,827
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Chief Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$17.31 - $54.36
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,255 - $104,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,429  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,104 - $121,276  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $54.36  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $76.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,429  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,104 - $121,276  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Chief Operating Engineer
  • Develop standard operating procedures for company equipment and systems.
  • Create a preventative maintenance schedule, conduct periodic operational testing, and oversee repairs when necessary.
  • Supervise the performance and maintenance of all mechanical and electrical services, ensuring that equipment operates properly at all times.
  • Prepare operating budgets and ensure that engineering department adheres to those budgets.

Experience Affects Chief Operating Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$75,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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