Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

3.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
82%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$45,150
or $21.70 hourly
VOLUME
40,240
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Persuasion
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' job openings is expected to rise 4.5% by 2030
'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' was $45,150, or $21.70 hourly
'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' are paid 7.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 40,240 people employed as Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Operate or tend machinery at surface mining site, equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets to excavate and load loose materials.

SOC Code: 47-5022.00

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