Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.45 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Most Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,325 - $99,329

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$14.79 - $40.99

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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 - $102,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $40.99  
   
Overtime
$17.52 - $62.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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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 - $102,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

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
22%
5-9 years
17%
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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