Information About Dredge Operators

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Training

Dredge operators need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Dredge operators
Training for Dredge Operators
Percent
Less than High School 26.1
High School 52.6
Some College 12.6
Associates Degree 3.9
Bachelors Degree 4.0
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 2,000 people in the United States- 15.7% of which are self-employed

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 $18.32 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dredge operators $10.40 $12.40 $16.10 $21.30 $31.00
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, dredge operators make $38,100 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dredge operators $21,640 $25,950 $33,530 $44,380 $64,610
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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