Pile-Driver Operators (47-2072)

Occupation description:  Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8986 -3.40 22
United States 3,7004,300 16.660 60120

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.6815.2619.23 26.4841.0647.52
Alaska 33.2921.7927.08 33.4439.6646.21
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.3020.6525.77 33.3141.5047.24

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15945 28.346.0 38.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation58
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 34
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust   (Palmer)
Heavy Equipment Operator

Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Surface Mine Training

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement
Heavy Equipment Operations Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Construction Equipment Training 240 Hours HE204 CDL
Construction Equipment Training/Pro Truck Driver/COMBO503 CDL
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Heavy Equipment Operator and Mechanic

Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders & Divers Local 2520   (Anchorage)
Piledrivers & Diver Apprenticeship

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Heavy Equipment Operator Training Certificate