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Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

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: $35.38
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining *

Area Low Median High
U S
$20.24 $24.01 $29.81
Minnesota
$29.11 $35.38 $42.32
Central Minnesota
$29.23 $37.78 $43.39
Northwest Minnesota
$25.49 $29.18 $35.38
Southeast Minnesota
$28.57 $31.50 $39.22
Southwest Minnesota
$28.30 $29.32 $37.37
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.77 $42.32 $44.22

* "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 1,040 workers employed in this small career.

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 817 new Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining 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 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 41,300 43,100 1,800 4.5%
Minnesota 640 684 44 6.9%
Central Minnesota 132 142 10 7.6%
Northwest Minnesota 123 132 9 7.3%
Southeast Minnesota 61 66 5 8.2%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.