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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 8190 11.13 610
United States 3,7004,200 14.6200 300550

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.6615.7220.16 27.7241.9248.46

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14253 37.340.6 32.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation34
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation26
UI claimants previously working in occupation69
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 43
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 43.0

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

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

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

 Degree
American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Automotive Lift Training

 Degree
Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Surface Mine Training

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

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

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

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

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