$64,039
Avg. Salary
$29.94
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,939

Bonus

$8,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Operating Engineer is $29.94 per hour.

The average pay for an Operating Engineer is $64,039 per year.

10%
$19.61
10%
$29.94
50%
$45.36
90%
90%
MEDIAN $29.94
10%
$46k
10%
$64k
50%
$134k
90%
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MEDIAN $64,039
$45,688 - $133,821
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$130K
MEDIAN: $64,039
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$0$133K
Salary $45,688 - $133,821
Bonus $490 - $10,047
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$43,023 - $107,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $19.61 - $45.36
Overtime $28.90 - $67.34
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $490 - $10,047
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$43,023 - $107,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 618

Job Description

Operating engineers play key roles in the development of many of today's architectural systems around the world. They are often the first individuals to arrive at the construction site and the last to leave, and are responsible for controlling the daily operations of all on-site mechanical equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes, and cranes. They must be proficient in a range of construction engineering-related skills, from equipment operation to advanced mechanical repairing and others to ensure a job's completion by a given deadline.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$82K

$55,260

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Operating Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Operating Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operating Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Operating Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 147 salaries. An Operating Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 114 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

37%

28%

National Average: $66,396

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼20%

How Skills Affect Salaries

heavy equipment operator
▲4%

National Average
$66,000

HVAC
▼8%

Plant Maintenance
▼9%

Plumbing
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%