Career Outlook for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Also known as:  Angle Dozer Operator, Blade Grader Operator, Bulldozer Operator, Ditching Machine Operating Engineer, Grader Operator, Motor Grader Operator, Scraper Operator, Steam Shovel Operating Engineer, Steam Shovel Operator
The overall job outlook for Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 6.26 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.04 percent per year. Demand for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 118,460 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.42 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators in the following states
Texas 32,960
California 21,610
Pennsylvania 20,340
New York 13,920
Florida 13,570
Illinois 11,300
Ohio 11,300
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Guam 120
Virgin Islands 130
District of Columbia 260
Rhode Island 560
New Hampshire 1,000
Delaware 1,150
Vermont 1,170
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