Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
65%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
4.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$48,360
or $23.25 hourly
VOLUME
404,820
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 65% (Robots are watching)

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

The number of 'Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators' job openings is expected to rise 4.6% by 2031
'Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators' is expected to be an average 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 'Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators' was $48,360, or $23.25 hourly
'Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators' are paid 5.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as operating engineers and other construction equipment operators?

As of 2021 there were 404,820 people employed as Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.29% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 348 people are employed as Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 47-2073.00

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Luke wallage (Small chance) says
Robots to fix the robots? Think it’s a while away
May 20, 2021 at 09:47 AM

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