Construction Equipment Operator


Construction Equipment Operator. An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment, such as a crawler tractors, motor graders and scrapers, and shovels, including dragline, hoe, and cranes. Includes instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, backfiling, clearing and excavating.


Employment Options

Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
Mean Entry Experienced
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 1,170 1,410 47 Great $15.43 $10.03 $18.13
Pile-Driver Operators 30 40 2 Caution $24.76 $17.83 $28.23
Highway Maintenance Workers 5,630 6,200 142 Outstanding $11.70 $8.97 $13.06
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 450 370 10 Caution $18.43 $14.03 $20.63
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 440 500 15 Good $14.48 $10.80 $16.32
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 110 100 4 Caution $13.38 $9.97 $15.08
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators suppressed no record
Extraction Workers, All Other suppressed no record
Riggers suppressed no record
Crane and Tower Operators 530 590 22 Good $16.81 $10.58 $19.92
Dredge Operators 50 50 1 Caution $16.55 $9.20 $20.22
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,300 1,570 66 Great $14.68 $9.72 $17.17
Hoist and Winch Operators 240 270 7 Caution $13.18 $10.01 $14.77

Schools offering this program in Missouri*


Eastern Missouri Operating Engineers Local 513
75 Highway F
Silex, MO. 63377
Phone: (573) 485-2200

Linn Technical School
1 Technology Dr
Linn, MO. 65051-9607
Phone: (573) 897-5000
www.linnstate.edu



* Data Provided by Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC)