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Construction Equipment Operators Skills

Below are the skills needed to be construction equipment operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Operation and Control43.62
Operation Monitoring3.383
Monitoring3.253
Coordination33
Equipment Maintenance32.88

Construction Equipment Operators Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be construction equipment operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Control Precision4.124
Depth Perception44
Multilimb Coordination44
Near Vision3.753.12
Far Vision3.53.25

Construction Equipment Operators Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be construction equipment operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Building and Construction3.624.24
Mechanical3.483.74
Administration and Management2.973.29
Public Safety and Security2.923.29
Mathematics2.752.8

Construction Equipment Operators Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being construction equipment operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment4.775.15
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material4.534.06
Getting Information4.223.19
Controlling Machines and Processes4.074.76
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings4.064.23

Construction Equipment Operators Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being construction equipment operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail3.97
Dependability3.91
Cooperation3.65
Concern for Others3.59
Independence3.52

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Construction Equipment Operators

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Construction Equipment Operators jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land10,360 $44,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington7,970 $40,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell5,740 $38,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim5,400 $78,650
Pittsburgh4,900 $50,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood4,190 $51,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale4,020 $47,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue3,740 $68,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario3,680 $73,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3,660 $81,140

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to construction equipment operators

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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