At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$46,360.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
190
Number of Jobs, 2016*
890
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Apprenticeship
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
18.6 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
18.6%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Do
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. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and "Extraction Workers" (47-5000).
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline