Construction Equipment Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Construction Equipment Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.37 per hour nationwide. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by one in three. Job satisfaction for Construction Equipment Operators is high.

$29,194 - $69,043
$29K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,219
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50%
90%

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$14.59 - $27.13
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.34
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$0$69K
Salary $29,194 - $69,043
Bonus $2,500
Profit Sharing $275.00
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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$31,295 - $69,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $27.13
Overtime $21.11 - $38.26
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $2,500
Profit Sharing $275.00
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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$31,295 - $69,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Construction Equipment Operator

From structures to transportation networks to excavation, many large construction jobs require the assistance of heavy construction equipment, which may range from vehicles such as bulldozers and backhoes to large cranes. Construction equipment operators are responsible for operating this machinery as directed by the contractor or work site manager. Because this heavy equipment is often complicated to use and requires extensive experience to achieve proficiency, equipment operators are trained primarily on the operation of a single piece of equipment. Some skilled operators may master several of them.

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Construction Equipment Operator Tasks

  • Operate equipment to move supplies and materials, perform tasks, and assist others.
  • Measure and mark work spaces, depths, distances and specifications.
  • Signal other workers to move, adjust and join materials.
  • Clear, clean, and ready construction sites for safe equipment operation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for a Construction Equipment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Equipment Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Construction Equipment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 39 salaries. A Construction Equipment Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 23 salaries.

Construction Equipment Operator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Equipment Operator?

Construction Equipment Operator in Las Vegas:
"Keep records of Everything."
From days and hours of work and recording of any schedule for things you wouldn't be responsible for at any other job.

Key Stats for Construction Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 36%
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