Also known as Dredge Operator, Dredger
Also known as Dredge Operator, Dredger
Dredge Operators operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.
Dredge Operators are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Dredge Operators. More generally, Dredge Operators are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Dredge Operator is $49,210, and the average salary is $53,790. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Dredge Operator salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Dredge Operators earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Dredge Operators earn less than $33,420 per year, 25% earn less than $39,310, 75% earn less than $67,900, and 90% earn less than $81,160.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Dredge Operators is expected to change by 5.0%, and there should be roughly 300 open positions for Dredge Operators every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Dredge Operator are usually higher in their Realistic interests.
Dredge Operators typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Dredge Operator tend to value Support, Relationships, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Dredge Operators moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Dredge Operators moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Dredge Operators somewhat value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Dredge Operators must consistently demonstrate qualities such as concern for others, leadership, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Dredge Operators, ranked by importance:
Working as a Dredge Operator usually requires a high school diploma.
Dredge Operators need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Dredge Operators may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as mechanical, public safety and security, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Dredge Operators might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Dredge Operators must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Dredge Operators need abilities such as control precision, multilimb coordination, and depth perception in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Dredge Operators, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Dredge Operators frequently use skills like operation and control, operations monitoring, and judgment and decision making to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Dredge Operators, ranked by their relative importance.
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