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Operating Engineers

Overview

Operating engineers operate various types of power-driven construction machines such as shovels, cranes, tractors, bulldozers, pile drivers, concrete mixers, and pumps. There are approximately 405,750 operating engineers and other construction equipment operators employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Construction Manager

Job Supervisor

Machine Operator

Machine Operator Apprentice

Machine Operator Helper