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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

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.

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Salary Breakdown

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Average

$60,370

ANNUAL

$29.02

HOURLY

Entry Level

$36,820

ANNUAL

$17.70

HOURLY

Mid Level

$59,190

ANNUAL

$28.46

HOURLY

Expert Level

$84,460

ANNUAL

$40.61

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

10,030

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators


Top Expected Tasks

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

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

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Coordination

SKILL

Equipment Maintenance

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Multilimb Coordination

ABILITY

Depth Perception

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Far Vision


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