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Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.

Salary Breakdown

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Average

$46,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$25,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$56,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$88,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

580

Projected job openings through 2024


Top Expected Tasks

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

ABILITY

Depth Perception

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

ABILITY

Reaction Time


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