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Drilling and Boring Machine 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: $15.82
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Drilling and Boring Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.69 $18.70 $24.55
Minnesota
$14.26 $15.82 $21.50
Southeast Minnesota
$14.07 $15.95 $22.11
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.16 $19.23 $23.48

* "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 210 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Drilling and Boring Machine Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 327 new Drilling and Boring Machine Operators to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 11,600 9,200 -2,400 -20.5%
Minnesota 395 335 -60 -15.2%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 126 98 -28 -22.2%


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