Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $25.26 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,325 - $99,329
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$99K
MEDIAN: $46,750
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50%
90%

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$14.79 - $40.99
(Median)
$15
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,325 - $99,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,172  
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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$32,659 - $100,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $40.99  
   
Overtime
$17.41 - $62.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,172  
   
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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$32,659 - $100,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
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National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%
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