• Pile-Driver Operators
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 37,210
    $29,210 range bar $65,680
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Pile-driver operators use large machines mounted on skids, barges, or cranes to hammer long, heavy beams of concrete, wood, or steel into the ground to support retaining walls, bridges, piers, or building foundations.

What do they typically do

  • Coordinate machine actions with crew members using hand or audio signals
  • Clean and maintain equipment, making basic repairs as necessary
  • Drive and maneuver equipment
  • Move levers, push pedals, or turn valves to control equipment
  • Follow safety standards
  • Report malfunctioning equipment to supervisors

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.6%
Job Opening 16

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