Construction Equipment Operator
For most construction operating jobs a high school diploma is enough. However, some people need to take a class to learn how to operate a certain machine.
Construction Equipment Operators make $40,980 per year which is $19.70 per hour.
They work a full work week, but many work irregular and long hours in order to get the job done faster.
Construction Equipment Operators work in any kind of weather conditions. They are mostly outside and are doing hands-on activities. Because of this, they often get very dirty throughout their shift.
Career Choices - Heavy Equipment Operator
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Construction Equipment Operators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-equipment-operators.htm (visited March 13, 2015).