Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (53-7032)

Occupation description:  Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials. Excludes Dredge Operators (53-7031).

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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 236247 4.79 1727
United States 50,60054,700 8.11,900 3,8006,110

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.4913.6416.57 20.4326.4734.55
Alaska 34.4418.8524.65 38.2743.9647.52
Balance of State 38.8723.1534.37 42.1446.0148.33

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26650 18.848.7 38.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation62
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation15
UI claimants previously working in occupation101
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 527
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 47.9

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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

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

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Mining Safety and Health Administration

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

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Mining Safety and Health

 Degree
Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Health, Safety, and Environmental Training
Surface Mine Training
Underground 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
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Heavy Equipment Operator Training Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
DEC Certified Septic Installer Initial and Refresher
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface Refresher
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground Refresher