Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
At a Glance
Median Annual Salary $41,475.30
Local Jobs 1,570
Regional Salary $45,032.90
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
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Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)
Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.