Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline Operators

Training Requirements for Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline Operators

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators need a high school diploma or equivalent, less than 5 years experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Excavating and loading machine and dragline 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 Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline Operators

This represents about 53,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more excavating and loading machine and dragline operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.

Typical Income for Excavating And Loading Machine And Dragline Operators

Hourly Income

On average,excavating and loading machine and dragline operators make $21.74 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators $13.09 $16.10 $19.72 $25.72 $33.31
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, excavating and loading machine and dragline operators make $45,230 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators $27,220 $33,500 $41,030 $53,490 $69,280
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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