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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Operate one or more types of power construction equipment.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$37.67 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Test air quality at work sites.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
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