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 $25.26 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,325 - $83,745
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$84K
MEDIAN: $43,366
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$30,325 - $83,745  
   
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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$32,616 - $99,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
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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$32,616 - $99,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$55,000

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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 23%
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