Equipment Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$26,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Advanced Disposal
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does an equipment operator make?
Equipment Operators in America make, on average, $26,747 a year or $12.86 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $33,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Equipment Operators are in Retail companies and Construction companies. The best states for high paying Equipment Operator jobs are New Jersey, Minnesota, California, Alaska, and Wisconsin. The typical tenure for an Equipment Operator is 3.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Operator
$34,129

Average Equipment Operator Salary By Location

Across America, Equipment Operators make on average $26,747 annually or $12.86 hourly. Denver, CO reports the highest Equipment Operator salaries at $30,729 per year. The average starting salary in Denver, CO for Equipment Operators is $23,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Equipment Operator salaries are New Jersey, Minnesota, California, Alaska, and Wisconsin. Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and Mississippi have the lowest reported salaries for Equipment Operators.

Map of Equipment Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Equipment Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Equipment Operator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Equipment Operator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Equipment Operators are Retail companies and Construction companies. Advanced Disposal and Waste Industries are the highest paying companies. Companies like ProPetro Holding and Waste Connections also pay high salaries to their Equipment Operators.

Average Equipment Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Equipment Operator works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Equipment Operators well. Salaries for Equipment Operators in Energy companies average $29,170 annually, while Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay $25,906 and $24,860, respectively. At $23,730, the average salary for Equipment Operators in the Government industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$29,170
$29k
Construction
Construction
$25,906
$26k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$24,860
$25k
Retail
Retail
$24,775
$25k
Government
Government
$23,730
$24k

Equipment Operator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Equipment Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Equipment Operator can range from $18,227 to $32,851 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Equipment Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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04/28/2020
$35,479
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04/26/2020
$29,391
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04/25/2020
$31,200
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$25,536
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$29,218
Malt-O-Meal
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$32,829
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04/20/2020
$32,829
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$39,686
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$31,702
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$41,448
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