Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators

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Total Workforce

321k

Average Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

12.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$50,532

Average Male Salary

$50,744

Average Female Salary

$40,883

About

Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators was $50,532 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators by wage are Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Surveying & mapping technicians, and Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators.

Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

The top 3 locations that employ the most Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI, Houston-Galveston Area Council (West) PUMA, TX, and Southeast South Dakota (Outside Sioux Falls City) PUMA, SD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV, Gila, Graham, Greenlee & Pinal (East) Counties PUMA, AZ, and Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804608).

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, by average wage, is Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers . Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are paid most in Missoula City PUMA, MT but are relatively concentrated in Jackson, Wetzel, Roane, Braxton, Ritchie, Tyler, Gilmer & Calhoun Counties PUMA, WV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,532

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,430

In 2017, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators earned an average of $50,532, $1,533 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Surveying & mapping technicians make somewhat more than Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators while Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.289

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, by number of employees, are Construction, Waste management & remediation services, and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, by average wage, are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers , Metal ore mining, and Water, steam, air-conditioning, & irrigation systems.

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Industries by Share

321k

2017 Workforce

± 13,890

-1.37%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.19%

The number of people employed as Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators has been declining at a rate of -1.37%, from 325,231 people in 2016 to 320,770 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators at  76.4%, followed by Waste management & remediation services with 3.12% and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying with 2.28%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators in the US. The average age of male Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators in the workforce is 44 and of female Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators is White.

Gender Composition

314k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,740

6.91k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,041

97.8% of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

86.2% of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.54% of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators.

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Age by Gender

44

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.576

45.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.21

The median age of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators is 44, and Male employees are generally 1.3 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators is Business but a relatively high number of Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators are expected to see a growth of 12.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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