Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
47,470 2.8 % $21.23 $44,160 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.89 $15.64 $19.15 $25.32 $33.31
Annual Wage (2) $26,800 $32,540 $39,830 $52,670 $69,280


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 9,350 1.59 $21.56 $44,840
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 7,140 7.73 $18.85 $39,200
Coal Mining 4,290 5.81 $24.05 $50,030
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,870 0.94 $21.26 $44,220
Waste Treatment and Disposal 2,450 2.62 $23.84 $49,600

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 7,140 7.73 $18.85 $39,200
Coal Mining 4,290 5.81 $24.05 $50,030
Waste Treatment and Disposal 2,450 2.62 $23.84 $49,600
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 9,350 1.59 $21.56 $44,840
Metal Ore Mining 460 1.02 $24.26 $50,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.16 $41.28 $85,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 460 0.64 $28.71 $59,710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $28.32 $58,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 380 0.10 $27.02 $56,210
Logging 80 0.17 $26.53 $55,190


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)
Florida 2,000 0.26 0.74 $18.42 $38,320
Pennsylvania 1,780 0.32 0.90 $20.88 $43,440
New York 1,680 0.19 0.54 $27.93 $58,090
California 1,620 0.11 0.31 $28.18 $58,610
North Carolina 1,570 0.39 1.11 $16.97 $35,290




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 900 3.17 9.02 $29.69 $61,740
West Virginia 1,440 2.03 5.78 $23.61 $49,110
North Dakota 850 1.92 5.47 $25.15 $52,320
Maine 750 1.28 3.63 $18.27 $38,010
South Dakota 440 1.08 3.06 $16.94 $35,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,020 0.31 0.87 $33.05 $68,750
Wyoming 900 3.17 9.02 $29.69 $61,740
Washington 880 0.30 0.86 $29.40 $61,150
California 1,620 0.11 0.31 $28.18 $58,610
New York 1,680 0.19 0.54 $27.93 $58,090





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 1,580 0.56 1.59 $16.06 $33,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.16 0.46 $33.66 $70,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 0.73 $21.82 $45,380
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 570 0.63 1.78 $16.91 $35,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.38 $24.63 $51,220
Charleston, WV 450 3.18 9.05 $25.26 $52,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.17 0.49 $18.42 $38,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 410 0.22 0.64 $16.07 $33,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 360 0.31 0.87 $17.81 $37,040
Pittsburgh, PA 350 0.31 0.89 $21.61 $44,950




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 450 3.18 9.05 $25.26 $52,540
Johnstown, PA 150 2.69 7.67 $17.74 $36,890
Grand Forks, ND-MN 100 2.00 5.70 $21.61 $44,950
Bangor, ME 120 1.95 5.55 $20.49 $42,610
Eau Claire, WI 150 1.86 5.28 $25.31 $52,650
Fargo, ND-MN 240 1.82 5.19 $21.83 $45,400
Rapid City, SD 100 1.58 4.50 $16.22 $33,740
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 310 1.56 4.43 $18.23 $37,910
Topeka, KS 170 1.54 4.38 $24.03 $49,980
Farmington, NM 70 1.46 4.17 $17.61 $36,630