How much do Equipment Operators Earn?
Earnings for construction equipment operators vary. However, as of May 2012 the average yearly earnings for a construction equipment operator were $40,980, or nearly $20 an hour.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Construction Equipment Operators, on the Internet at: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-equipment-operators.htm#tab-5