Salary for Pile Driver Operators

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Pile-driver operators control pile-drivers on construction sites. The work is very physically demanding and strenuous as the tools can cause injury and workers usually do their job outside in often adverse weather conditions. There are also a good number of pile-driver operators who have irregular working hours. To become a pile-driver operator, one must complete his or her high school diploma or GED. Employers will often train new hires on the job, but some choose to learn their trade at a vocational school or attend another formal apprenticeship program.

A Pile Driver Operator can earn average salaries of between $37,010 and $115,290 depending on education and experience. will most likely earn wages of seventy-one thousand eight hundred and eigthy dollars per annum.

can get the best compensation in New York, which has normal pay levels of close to $109,420. People in this job function are paid most highly in Construction, where they can earn pay of $71,860.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.94 percent nationwide in that time.


Pile Driver Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:


In general, they earn less within the industries below: