Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials. Excludes "Dredge Operators" (53-7031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
44,780 3.0 % $20.66 $42,970 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.61 $15.23 $18.70 $24.66 $32.33
Annual Wage (2) $26,240 $31,690 $38,900 $51,280 $67,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 8,780 1.59 $20.64 $42,930
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 6,910 7.66 $18.44 $38,350
Coal Mining 4,720 5.90 $22.60 $47,000
Utility System Construction 3,100 0.69 $20.68 $43,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,270 0.76 $20.31 $42,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 6,910 7.66 $18.44 $38,350
Coal Mining 4,720 5.90 $22.60 $47,000
Waste Treatment and Disposal 2,180 2.27 $24.39 $50,730
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 8,780 1.59 $20.64 $42,930
Metal Ore Mining 650 1.43 $24.28 $50,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 $38.60 $80,290
Support Activities for Water Transportation 60 0.07 $33.17 $68,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $28.60 $59,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 360 0.09 $26.87 $55,880
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.29 $26.29 $54,680


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,850 0.44 1.32 $17.59 $36,590
Florida 1,980 0.27 0.79 $17.73 $36,870
Pennsylvania 1,930 0.34 1.01 $20.31 $42,250
New York 1,670 0.19 0.57 $26.02 $54,110
California 1,460 0.10 0.29 $27.55 $57,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 810 2.92 8.63 $27.45 $57,090
West Virginia 1,430 2.01 5.96 $22.37 $46,520
North Dakota 640 1.50 4.45 $23.81 $49,530
Maine 620 1.07 3.16 $18.17 $37,780
South Dakota 330 0.82 2.43 $15.96 $33,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 710 0.25 0.74 $29.89 $62,180
Massachusetts 1,120 0.34 1.02 $29.45 $61,260
California 1,460 0.10 0.29 $27.55 $57,300
Wyoming 810 2.92 8.63 $27.45 $57,090
South Carolina 1,330 0.73 2.15 $27.24 $56,660





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,120 0.41 1.20 $17.65 $36,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 880 0.17 0.50 $29.16 $60,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.52 $24.51 $50,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 610 0.47 1.40 $20.68 $43,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 590 0.25 0.74 $21.51 $44,730
Charleston, WV 520 3.61 10.70 $24.38 $50,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 480 0.27 0.80 $16.91 $35,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 460 0.20 0.59 $16.00 $33,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 0.75 $25.92 $53,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.40 1.18 $25.60 $53,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 520 3.61 10.70 $24.38 $50,700
Terre Haute, IN 180 2.66 7.87 (8) (8)
Evansville, IN-KY 300 1.75 5.20 $19.44 $40,440
Morgantown, WV 100 1.65 4.87 $19.91 $41,420
Topeka, KS 170 1.53 4.53 $21.80 $45,340
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 410 1.42 4.19 $30.58 $63,610
Tuscaloosa, AL 130 1.40 4.13 $22.60 $47,010
Odessa, TX 90 1.30 3.86 $17.90 $37,240
Bismarck, ND 90 1.30 3.85 $20.26 $42,140
Bend, OR 80 1.25 3.70 $17.17 $35,710




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.38 $77,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8)