Trades. Operating Engineers.

Operating Engineers

Operating engineers operate and repair all types of heavy equipment, including bulldozers, motor graders, scrapers, front-end loaders, compressors and shovels. These men and women work behind the scenes to help shape the skylines we see in our communities today.

$44.65/hr

+515.86% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$67.21/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.

$50,250

Entry Level Salary

$71,600

Average Salary

$82,280

Experienced Salary

+13.67

Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026) 

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Skills Needed

  • Strong math
  • Mechanical ability
  • Hand/eye/foot coordination
  • Comfortable with heights

Relevant Classes

  • General math
  • Technology
  • English
  • Shop classes

Education & Training

  • 4-year apprentice program
  • 6,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 400 classroom hours
  • 400 unpaid hours

Work Conditions

  • Outdoor
  • Varying weather

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