Information About Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline Operators

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Training

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators
Training for Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline 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 75,000 people in the United States- 15.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more excavating and loading machine and dragline operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 28,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, excavating and loading machine and dragline operators make $19.48 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators $12.10 $14.40 $17.90 $22.80 $29.00
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, excavating and loading machine and dragline operators make $40,520 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators $25,230 $30,060 $37,380 $47,500 $60,350
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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