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Let’s Get Serious And Talk About The Dollars

Wages for construction workers are varied depending on where you are working, who you are working for and what sort of conditions you are working under. The following figures are 2006 statistics and, unless otherwise stated, represent the medium pay scale.

  • Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators $17.74.
  • The middle 50 percent earned between $13.89 and $23.98.
  • The lowest 10 percent earned less than $11.54, and the
  • Highest 10 percent earned more than $30.83.
  • Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators $15.05
  • The middle 50 percent earned between $11.98 and $19.71.
  • The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.97, and the
  • Highest 10 percent earned more than $25.30.
  • Piledriver operators were $22.20.
  • The middle 50 percent earned between $16.31 and $31.65.
  • The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12.83, and the
  • Highest 10 percent earned more than $37.28.

These are generalized of course and should only be used as a guides to expected returns.

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