Quick Facts: Construction Equipment Operators

Quick Facts: Construction Equipment Operators

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2012 Median Pay

$40,980 per year or $19.70 per hour

The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey. In May 2012, the median annual wage for all workers was $34,750.

Entry - Level Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation


Work experience in a related occupation

Work experience that is commonly considered necessary by employers, or is a commonly accepted substitute for more formal types of training or education.

On-the-job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional training needed (postemployment) to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.

Number of Jobs, 2012

409,700 Jobs

The employment, or size, of this occupation in 2012, which is the base year of the 2012-22 employment projections.

Job Outlook, 2012-22

19% (Faster than average)

The projected percent change in employment from 2012 to 2022. The average growth rate for all occupations is 11 percent.

Employment Change, 2012-22


The projected numeric change in employment from 2012 to 2022.