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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 $25.51 per hour nationwide. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,057 - $84,494
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$84K
MEDIAN: $42,831
10%
50%
90%

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$14.70 - $40.57
(Median)
$15
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,057 - $84,494  
   
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).
)
$32,340 - $99,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $40.57  
   
Overtime
$17.32 - $63.16  
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.
)
$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).
)
$32,340 - $99,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 23%
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