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Operating Engineer Salary

$56,172 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,887

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for an Operating Engineer is $56,172 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operating Engineer is between $40,972 and $68,802. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Operating Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates several types of power construction equipment, such as compressors, pumps, hoists, derricks, cranes, shovels, tractors, scrapers, or motor graders, to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structural and reinforcing steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving materials.
Operating Engineer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 383,480

Estimated population of Operating Engineer jobs: 57,085

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,118
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Operating Engineer Job Listings for United States

7334 Stationary Engineer
Nov 14
San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Troubleshooting and making operating repairs and adjustments to boilers, H.V.A.C. chillers ... The 7334 Stationary Engineer also performs other related duties as required. Working Conditions
Operating Engineer (Base Building Maintenance)
Nov 15
Richmond, CA, USA
JLL
JLL is hiring an Operating Engineer (BBM II) to Support Amazon's State-of-the-art distribution center in Richmond, CA Are you looking for your next challenge, great pay, industry leading benefits ...
Chief engineer
Nov 15
San Francisco, United States
The Marker San Francisco
... measures when operating any equipment, according to OSHA regulations and hotel requirementsManage and develop Maintenance teamABOUT YOUMinimum 3 years prior experience as the head of engineer ...
Operating Engineer
Nov 8
Bremerton, United States
CHI-Franciscan Harrison Medical Center
City of Tacoma Class II Operating Engineers License is required; Class I License is preferred. Additional Information * Requisition ID: 2019-R0251344 * Schedule: Full-time * Shift: Day Job * Market
Operating Engineer
Nov 3
Greenville, NC, USA
C & W Services
Replace lamps, light fixtures, reinstall or replace signage, verify rooms are clean and clear of obstructions and debris · Check for properly operating emergency exit signs and lights and ensure ...

The average pay for an Operating Engineer is $56,172 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operating Engineer is between $40,972 and $68,802. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Operating Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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