Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$41,475
Local Jobs
1,570
Regional Salary
$44,322
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Occupation Profile

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.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$41,475

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

1,570

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$44,322

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Craft Training Center
Instrumentation
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE NCCER 506 No No

Marene Cheatham

Craft Training Center
mcheatham@ctccb.org
(361) 289-1636 ext. 311
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