Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator is $24.93 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$30,325 - $83,745
(Median)
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42K
68K
84K
MEDIAN: $42,379
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Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Total Pay (?
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$15.11 - $39.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,325 - $83,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,228  
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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$33,371 - $101,742  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $39.55  
   
Overtime
$19.24 - $64.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,228  
   
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).
)
$33,371 - $101,742  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay by Experience Level for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator

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 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$57,000
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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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
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%
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