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Career information and college search tools for excavating and loading machine operators and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Skills

Below are the skills needed to be excavating and loading machine 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 Control4.123.62
Operation Monitoring3.623.25
Monitoring3.123
Active Learning32.88
Active Listening33

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be excavating and loading machine 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
Multilimb Coordination4.124.12
Depth Perception43.88
Manual Dexterity3.883.12
Reaction Time3.884.12

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be excavating and loading machine 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
Mechanical3.243.79
Building and Construction3.173.61
Public Safety and Security2.973.07
English Language2.652.13
Mathematics2.632.6

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being excavating and loading machine 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 Equipment4.625.55
Controlling Machines and Processes4.395.7
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material4.384.64
Handling and Moving Objects4.25.98
Getting Information4.083.19

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Work styles

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

   
Work StyleImportance
Dependability4.31
Attention to Detail3.94
Stress Tolerance3.68
Adaptability/Flexibility3.61
Integrity3.61

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Excavating and Loading Machine Operators

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Excavating and Loading Machine Operators jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,480 $39,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,250 $37,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson1,050 $50,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell740 $40,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach700 $33,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale700 $49,360
Birmingham-Hoover530 $48,510
Austin-Round Rock510 $37,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim490 $63,780
Raleigh400 $40,600

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to excavating machine operators

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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