Information About Dredge Operators

Training Requirements for Dredge Operators

Dredge operators need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Dredge operators
Training for Dredge Operators
Percent
Less than High School 20.5
High School 53.8
Some College 18.2
Associates Degree 3.9
Bachelors Degree 2.8
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment outlook for Dredge Operators

Represents about 2,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more dredge operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.


Hourly Income

On average, dredge operators make $22.37 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dredge operators $13.57 $16.45 $20.40 $26.89 $33.90
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Material moving workers $9.03 $10.17 $12.62 $16.67 $21.75
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators $13.16 $16.20 $20.00 $26.22 $33.25
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, dredge operators make $46,530 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dredge operators $28,230 $34,220 $42,420 $55,920 $70,510
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Material moving workers $18,780 $21,160 $26,240 $34,670 $45,240
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators $27,380 $33,690 $41,600 $54,540 $69,170
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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