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Operating Engineer Salary

The average wage for an Operating Engineer is $27.13 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$41,120 - $94,115
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,265
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$18.98 - $38.44
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,120 - $94,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$41,223 - $93,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.98 - $38.44  
   
Overtime
$26.55 - $58.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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).
)
$41,223 - $93,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Operating Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%