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The average construction equipment operator salary in District of Columbia, United States is $58,112 or an equivalent hourly rate of $28. This is 12% higher (+$6,119) than the average construction equipment operator salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,918. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
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An entry level construction equipment operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $46,290. On the other end, a senior level construction equipment operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $69,050.

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Job Description
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes “Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and “Extraction Workers” (47-5000).

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