The average rate for an Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator is $24.73 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$31,202 - $82,550
(Median)
31K
61K
83K
MEDIAN: $44,114
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90%
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Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$15.01 - $39.40
(Median)
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20
25
32
39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,202 - $82,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,741  
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).
)
$33,504 - $100,311  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $39.40  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $63.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,741  
   
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).
)
$33,504 - $100,311  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$57,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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