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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.8%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 3,148
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $28.38 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $60,190 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
Education Available
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