Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salary

Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $25.69 per hour. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16.60 - $39.74
$17
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.21
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Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $16.60 - $39.74
Overtime $23.39 - $46.81
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $1,017
Total Pay (?
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$38,172 - $96,946
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator

The work of operating engineers can vary greatly, but typically revolves around large machinery and requires exorbitant amounts of strength and dedication. While formal education beyond a high school diploma is not typically required, at least 6,000 hours of training over 3 years are required for the position.

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Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Tasks

  • Document daily activities, encountered problems, and equipment usage and malfunction.
  • Review and/or respond to client service requests, identifying and correcting operational issues.
  • Operate and monitor machinery, performing maintenance, repair, and sanitation.

Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator

Pay by Experience for an Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Operating Engineer or Other 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 $70,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 14 salaries. An Operating Engineer or Other 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 $69,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

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Experience Affects Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%