Career Outlook for Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Also known as:  Back Hoe Operator, Backhoe Operator, Dragline Oiler, Earth Moving Equipment Operator, End Loader Operator, Excavator, Excavator Backhoe Operator, Payloader Operator, Shovel Operator, Trenching Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Excavating or Loading Machine or Dragline Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 26.74 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.46 percent per year. Demand for Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 32,960 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 8.38 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in the following states
Texas 5,360
Florida 2,470
Missouri 2,180
North Carolina 2,130
Pennsylvania 2,100
Virginia 2,100
California 1,860
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
Alaska 70
Guam 80
District of Columbia 90
Vermont 160
Delaware 230
Connecticut 240
Montana 260
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