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Excavating, Loading, and Dragline Operators

Job Information

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.


  • Despite little or no change in employment, numerous job openings will be created by the need to replace workers who leave this very large occupation.
  • Most jobs require little work experience or training.
  • Pay is low for many positions, and the seasonal nature of the work may reduce earnings.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $37,380/yr ($18.69/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma