Construction equipment operators are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction equipment operators was $53,455 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction equipment operators by wage are Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, and Surveying & mapping technicians.
Construction equipment operators are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, and 28 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction equipment operators are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Alamo Area COG (Southwest) PUMA, TX, and Minot City PUMA, ND. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction equipment operators are Panhandle & Northwest Oklahoma PUMA, OK, Alamo Area COG (Southwest) PUMA, TX, and Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL.