Construction Equipment Operation Career Snapshot

Graduates May be Employed as…

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Cable Plow/Bore Rig Operator
  • Dozer Operator
  • Back Hoe Operator
  • Grader Operator
  • Crane Engineer/Operator
  • Dump Attendant
  • Paving Operator


Examples of Potential Area Employers…

  • All Rite Plumbing & Backhoe
  • Perme Excavating Inc.
  • Trulove Dirtworks
  • Bowser’s Excavating
  • Contractors Truss Systems
  • Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain
  • Jones Drilling
  • Steve Miller Excavating
  • Haul Construction Inc.
  • Ozark Grading & Paving Inc.


Northwest Arkansas Area Wages

Construction Equipment Operating Engineers:

   Entry-level Wage.......................................................................................... $21,735 annually

   Average Wage.............................................................................................. $30,902 annually

   Experienced Wage...................................................................................... $35,486 annually

Nationwide Wages

  Median annual wage.....................................................................................$43,810 annually

   Pile-driver operators....................................................................................$49,430 annually

   Operating engineers.....................................................................................$44,600 annually

   Paving, surfacing and tamping operators.......................................................$38,270 annually