Operating Engineer Salary (United States)

An Operating Engineer earns an average wage of $26.07 per hour.
Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$41,612 - $96,231
(Median)
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50K
59K
77K
96K
MEDIAN: $58,609
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Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$18.18 - $37.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,612 - $96,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
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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$40,401 - $94,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.18 - $37.85  
   
Overtime
$26.11 - $58.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
   
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).
)
$40,401 - $94,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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Job Description for Operating Engineer

  • Be familiar with and conform to all written operating and safety procedures when working on-site.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance, fix company property, and maintain logs of completed work.
  • Monitor and adjust mechanical devices, control gauges, thermostats, and other equipment.
  • Coordinate contractor work orders for projects that require the use of an outside contractor.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operating Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 37%
Chicago
up arrow 22%
National Average
$59,000
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$59,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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