Average Operating Engineer Hourly Pay

$30.73
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$1,929
Bonus
$6,500
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The average hourly pay for an Operating Engineer is $30.73.
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$20.12
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$30.73
90%
$47.35
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $47
Bonus
$493 - $9,741
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6,500
Total Pay
$44,826 - $106,195
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What Do Operating Engineers Do?

Operating Engineer Tasks
  • Monitor and adjust mechanical devices, control gauges, thermostats, and other equipment.
  • Coordinate contractor work orders for projects that require the use of an outside contractor.
  • Be familiar with and conform to all written operating and safety procedures when working on-site.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance, fix company property, and maintain logs of completed work.

Job Satisfaction for Operating Engineer

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What Are Popular Skills for Operating Engineers?

Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Operating Engineers?

An entry-level Operating Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.39 based on 13 salaries. An early career Operating Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.02 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career Operating Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.43 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Operating Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.02 based on 166 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
Employees with Operating Engineer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (30.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (22.0% less), Detroit, Michigan (11.6% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 670 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
21.9%
Mid Career
18.5%
Experienced
24.8%
Late Career
32.8%