Bulldozer and Grader Operators


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Bulldozer and Grader Operators

Bulldozer and Grader Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages for operating engineers and construction equipment operators vary according to the type of machinery being operated.

Wages may also be affected by poor weather conditions. For example, these workers are less likely to work when the ground is muddy from snow or rain. In general, union workers receive higher wages.

Union operating engineers and construction equipment operators and those working for government agencies generally receive health insurance and a retirement plan.

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators (SOC 47-2073)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $29.17 $38.68 $48.36
Yearly $60,664 $80,462 $100,584
    Champaign Area Hourly $20.01 $30.91 $45.46
Yearly $41,626 $64,284 $94,564
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $20.37 $40.40 $45.81
Yearly $42,369 $84,028 $95,288
    Cook County Hourly $34.22 $42.07 $51.25
Yearly $71,178 $87,512 $106,610
    Decatur Area Hourly $23.84 $26.91 $29.59
Yearly $49,584 $55,964 $61,541
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $36.76 $44.09 $49.60
Yearly $76,467 $91,715 $103,160
    Du Page County Hourly $35.44 $45.13 $51.73
Yearly $73,714 $93,861 $107,590
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $30.47 $35.73 $40.43
Yearly $63,388 $74,316 $84,097
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $21.99 $24.88 $30.17
Yearly $45,745 $51,751 $62,757
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $29.13 $41.68 $47.33
Yearly $60,599 $86,699 $98,445
    Lake County Hourly $33.51 $44.16 $51.50
Yearly $69,709 $91,862 $107,124
    McHenry County Hourly $37.16 $50.59 $56.98
Yearly $77,292 $105,236 $118,515
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $21.67 $25.38 $35.55
Yearly $45,065 $52,788 $73,936
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $22.14 $33.51 $44.77
Yearly $46,059 $69,710 $93,130
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $23.29 $31.94 $42.97
Yearly $48,448 $66,426 $89,377
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $24.55 $30.22 $37.45
Yearly $51,073 $62,855 $77,901
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $28.89 $36.24 $43.37
Yearly $60,084 $75,380 $90,216
    Rockford Area Hourly $25.10 $31.76 $38.29
Yearly $52,204 $66,059 $79,635
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $20.98 $24.93 $30.43
Yearly $43,648 $51,858 $63,302
    Springfield Area Hourly $16.97 $19.36 $37.00
Yearly $35,289 $40,273 $76,957
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $18.34 $27.68 $35.17
Yearly $38,158 $57,568 $73,148
    Vermilion County Hourly $31.57 $42.00 $46.28
Yearly $65,661 $87,352 $96,266
    Will County Hourly $32.42 $41.70 $49.97
Yearly $67,442 $86,745 $103,927
United States Hourly $18.44 $23.55 $30.95
Yearly $38,350 $48,980 $64,370

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.