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Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators earn an average of $24.93 per hour. For the most part, Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$28,976 - $91,000
(Median)
29K
43K
61K
91K
MEDIAN: $43,366
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$15.07 - $37.11
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$28,976 - $91,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,302  
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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$32,917 - $98,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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.
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $37.11  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $60.24  
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 - $6,302  
   
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).
)
$32,917 - $98,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$56,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%