Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes Crane and Tower Operators (53-7021) and Extraction Workers (47-5000).
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||32.24||23.21||28.60||29.94||36.72||38.68|
|Balance of State||32.22||23.12||29.15||29.34||37.18||46.32|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.