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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators


Operate one or more types of power construction equipment.

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators run several types of power equipment. They may operate bulldozers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, or tractors. Their work may involve moving earth, putting up structures, or pouring concrete.

Wages $33.03 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Construction
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