Trades. Pile Drivers.

Pile Drivers

These skilled experts are responsible for driving steel, concrete or wood piling into the ground during the early phases of construction. They operate, inspect and maintain the heavy equipment necessary to position structural components that hold back the earth during excavations and set up the foundation of skyscrapers, highways, bridges and more.


+365.79% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$64.98/hr total

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


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Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026)

Skills Needed

  • Math
  • reading
  • spatial and mechanical ability
  • manual dexterity
  • problem solving
  • physical stamina
  • fast-paced thinking and reacting
  • communication
  • hand/eye/foot coordination
  • comfortable with heights
  • blueprint reading
  • decision making
  • detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra
  • basic arithmetic
  • general math
  • geometry
  • science
  • technology
  • mechanical drawing
  • English
  • communication
  • shop classes

Education & Training

  • 4-year apprentice program
  • 5,600 hours of on-the-job training
  • 640 classroom hours
  • Choice of $50/day stipend or collect unemployment

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every facility and building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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