Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

3.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
59%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-0.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$46,740
or $22.47 hourly
VOLUME
35,720
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 59% (Robots are watching)

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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 decline by -0.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' was $46,740, or $22.47 hourly
'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' are paid 2.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as excavating and loading machine and dragline operators, surface mining?

As of 2021 there were 35,720 people employed as Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining.

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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