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Pile-Driver Operators

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Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.


  • Construction equipment operators are trained either through a formal apprenticeship program, through on-the-job training, through a paid training program, or a combination of these programs.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good.
  • Hourly pay is relatively high, but operators of some types of equipment cannot work in inclement weather, so total annual earnings may be reduced.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,500/yr ($22.75/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma