Operating Engineer Salary

An Operating Engineer earns an average wage of $28.56 per hour.

$43,663 - $127,200
$44K
$62K
$130K
MEDIAN: $62,148
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90%

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$18.76 - $41.32
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$41
MEDIAN: $28.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,663 - $127,200  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $10,402  
Total Pay (?
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$41,340 - $102,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.76 - $41.32  
   
Overtime
$28.17 - $64.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$394.53 - $10,402  
   
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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$41,340 - $102,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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Job Description for Operating Engineer

Operating engineers play key roles in the development of many of today's architectural systems around the world. They are often the first individuals to arrive at the construction site and the last to leave, and are responsible for controlling the daily operations of all on-site mechanical equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes, and cranes. They must be proficient in a range of construction engineering-related skills, from equipment operation to advanced mechanical repairing and others to ensure a job's completion by a given deadline.

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Operating Engineer Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Operating Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Operating Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Operating Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operating Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Operating Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 147 salaries. An Operating Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,865

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Key Stats for Operating Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Operating Engineer Salaries

heavy equipment operator
▲9%

National Average
$64,000

HVAC
▼4%

Plant Maintenance
▼5%

Plumbing
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%