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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $31.46
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.13 $23.99 $31.10
Minnesota
$27.81 $31.46 $38.79
Central Minnesota
$24.24 $30.81 $38.34
Northeast Minnesota
$23.78 $30.16 $35.48
Northwest Minnesota
$23.69 $30.23 $37.14
Southeast Minnesota
$23.98 $30.01 $36.67
Southwest Minnesota
$23.72 $29.52 $32.06
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$30.17 $38.14 $39.78

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 7,960 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 10,098 new Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
U S 408,500 430,700 22,200 5.4%
Minnesota 9,065 9,481 416 4.6%
Central Minnesota 1,692 1,736 44 2.6%
Northeast Minnesota 908 932 24 2.6%
Northwest Minnesota 969 1,030 61 6.3%
Southeast Minnesota 607 649 42 6.9%
Southwest Minnesota 784 834 50 6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,278 4,485 207 4.8%


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