Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Career

Job Description: Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.


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Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operator Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$45,230

Median Hourly Wage

$21.75*

Total Employed Nationally

48,320


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.