Highest Paying Industries for Construction Equipment Operators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.1564780
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors29.4361210
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution29.0360380
Roofing Contractors28.7259730
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services28.3558970
Natural Gas Distribution28.1458540
Utilities27.8757970
Repair and Maintenance27.7757770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance27.7757770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned27.2356640
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.1956550
Rail Transportation27.0456240
Facilities Support Services26.8555850
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors26.3754850
Scientific Research and Development Services26.354700
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences26.354700
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors26.2854660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)26.2254530
Hospitals, Privately owned26.1154320
Federal Executive Branch26.0854250
Federal government, including the US Postal Service26.0854250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors25.8153680
Lessors of Real Estate25.6753390
Waste Collection25.5453120
Building Finishing Contractors24.9751930
Building Equipment Contractors24.7551470
Other Building Equipment Contractors24.7351440
Nonresidential Building Construction24.7151390
Construction of Buildings24.6951350
Residential Building Construction24.651160
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.5551060
Basic Chemical Manufacturing24.4350820
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.4250800
Utility System Construction24.3750690
Pipeline Transportation24.3350600
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction24.350540
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction24.2250380
Coal Mining24.2150370
Masonry Contractors24.250330
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas24.1650260
Waste Management and Remediation Services24.0750070
Chemical Manufacturing23.9549820
Machinery Manufacturing23.9149740
Support Activities for Rail Transportation23.8749650
Construction23.749290
Engineering Services23.6349150
Office Administrative Services23.5949080
Real Estate23.5448970
All industries, private ownership only23.4448750
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors23.4148690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services23.2948440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers23.2648380
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services23.148060
Primary Metal Manufacturing23.0848010
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing22.9947820
Specialty Trade Contractors22.8547520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services22.8447520
Support Activities for Transportation22.8147450
All industries22.7647340
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction22.7447300
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services22.7447290
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing22.5947000
Land Subdivision22.5946980
Transportation and Warehousing22.5746950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors22.4646720
Mining (except Oil and Gas)22.4546700
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers22.4446680
Mining22.3346450
Support Activities for Mining22.2246210
Manufacturing22.0545850
Waste Treatment and Disposal22.0345820
Metal Ore Mining21.9945730
Water, Sewage and Other Systems21.9345610
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers21.7745280
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing21.745130
Support Activities for Water Transportation21.6545030
Support Activities for Road Transportation21.6244970
Personal and Laundry Services21.5444810
Death Care Services21.5444810
Services to Buildings and Dwellings21.5244760
Landscaping Services21.5244760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation21.4844680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing21.3744460
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.3444380
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing21.2544190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing21.1944070
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying21.0643810
Rental and Leasing Services21.0643800
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries2143670
Ship and Boat Building20.8143290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods20.7743200
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.7543150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing20.7343110
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting20.6943030
Forestry and Logging20.542640
Logging20.542640
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing20.2942190
Oil and Gas Extraction20.1741950
Federal, State, and Local Government20.0241650
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.0241650
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing20.0241630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.0241630
Local government, including schools and hospitals20.0241630
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.0141620
General Freight Trucking19.9841560
Administrative and Support Services19.7841140
Wholesale Trade19.4340420
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations19.2139970
Management of Companies and Enterprises19.1639860
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods19.0839690
Wired Telecommunications Carriers19.0739670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.0739670
Accommodation and Food Services19.0539630
State government, including schools and hospitals19.0439610
Information19.0239560
Telecommunications19.0239560
Truck Transportation19.0139550
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing18.9439390
Traveler Accommodation18.9239340
Specialized Freight Trucking18.9139330
Accommodation18.8939290
Wood Product Manufacturing18.8739260
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations18.7338970
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.6638820
Other Support Services18.6638810
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.6538800
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.6238740
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.5138500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.5138500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned18.5138490
Educational Services, Privately owned18.538480
Sawmills and Wood Preservation18.4738420
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.3838230
Educational Services, State government owned18.3838230
Educational Services, Local government owned18.3138090
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.2537960
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned18.237860
Testing Laboratories18.137660
Employment Services18.0337500
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.8937210
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing17.6636720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries16.3934080

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