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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 355,140 operating engineers 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