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Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

in Massachusetts

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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
472073  Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 5,737 5,919 182 3.17 % 114 18 96 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    4,080  71 % 4,240  72 % 160  4 % $72,970
Specialty Trade Contractors    1,930  34 % 1,980  33 % 50  3 % $71,760
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    1,500  26 % 1,550  26 % 50  4 % $76,220
Construction of Buildings    660  12 % 710  12 % 50  7 % $70,620
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    200  3 % 200  3 % 0  0 % $56,310
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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