Salary for Dredge Operators

Also known as:  Dredge Deckhand, Dredge Engineer, Dredge Mate, Dredge Operator, Dredger

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Dredge operators work with dredges to remove gravel, sand and other materials from the earth in order to maintain waterways. This occupation is dangerous as it deals with heavy lifting and heavy-duty machine operation. To become a dredge operator, a high school diploma or GED usually required. Before beginning official work, up to one year of formal training may be required.

A Dredge Operator can get an average salary of somewhere between 24000 and 36000 based on experience and education levels. Dredge Operators earn a salary of Thirty Six Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Dredge Operators are paid the highest in Oregon, where they get wages of close to $86100. People in this job function make the greatest compensation in Construction, where they earn average pay scales of $41650.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.56 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Dredge Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $41,650
Construction $40,860
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $34,420
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $34,420
Construction $40,860
Public Administration $41,650
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