Operating Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
$72,000/yr
Based on 3,591 income tax records
$24,000
$144,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$52K
 
$68K
 
$77K
 
$82K
 
$75K
$24,000
$144,000
How much do Operating Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Operating Engineer is $72,000 per year. This is based on data from 3,591 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Operating Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Operating Engineer salary can vary between $24,000 to $144,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Operating Engineer salary by location

Operating Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Las Vegas Paving, Clark County, NV
11 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$71K – $157K

Operating Engineer demographics in United States

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54% are single
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46% are married
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41% have kids
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51% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Operating Engineers in United States

3,591 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a operating engineer in the United States is $72,000 per year. Operating engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $24,000 to $144,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,591 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as operating engineer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for operating engineers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($112,000 a year), Bakersfield Metro Area, CA ($108,000 a year), and Poughkeepsie Metro Area, NY ($105,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.