An Operating Engineer earns an average wage of $25.61 per hour.
Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$40,852 - $95,614
(Median)
41K
59K
75K
96K
MEDIAN: $58,822
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Operating Engineer Total Pay (?
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$17.55 - $39.17
(Median)
18
26
31
39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,852 - $95,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,069  
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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$39,440 - $96,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.55 - $39.17  
   
Overtime
$25.40 - $59.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $4,069  
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).
)
$39,440 - $96,572  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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 62%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
National Average
$59,000
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$59,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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