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 salaries in a range of $33,420 and $81,160 based on tenure and industry expertise. get average salaries of fifty-three thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars annually.

obtain the most salary in Minnesota, where they can earn pay of close to $72,550. People with this job title are paid most highly in Manufacturing, where they can receive wages of $58,830.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 79.81 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Dredge Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$58,830
Construction
$57,630
Public Administration
$50,240
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,900

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,900
Public Administration
$50,240
Construction
$57,630
Manufacturing
$58,830