Information About Operating Engineers And Other Construction Equipment Operators

Training Requirements for Operating Engineers And Other Construction Equipment Operators

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators
Training for Operating Engineers And Other Construction Equipment Operators
Percent
Less than High School 20.4
High School 51.9
Some College 19.4
Associates Degree 4.8
Bachelors Degree 3.0
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment outlook for Operating Engineers And Other Construction Equipment Operators

Represents about 363,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 37,000 more operating engineers and other construction equipment operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 97,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, operating engineers and other construction equipment operators make $24.31 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators $14.29 $17.19 $22.06 $29.56 $38.56
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Construction equipment operators $13.96 $16.91 $21.65 $29.14 $38.32
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, operating engineers and other construction equipment operators make $50,560 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators $29,730 $35,760 $45,890 $61,480 $80,200
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Construction equipment operators $29,030 $35,170 $45,040 $60,610 $79,700
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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