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Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

General Information

Description

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

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,350

State-by-state Salary

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$99,190
$21,310
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 71%
  • Less than high school 23%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management

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