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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2018 2028
United States 49,700 53,300 7% 6,500
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
Texas 7,720 9,210 +19% 1,070
Florida 3,020 3,590 +19% 410
California 2,500 2,900 +16% 340
Tennessee 2,040 2,340 +15% 270
Maryland 1,910 2,120 +11% 230
North Carolina 1,690 1,840 +9% 210
New York 1,670 1,810 +8% 200
Virginia 1,440 1,580 +9% 180
Pennsylvania 1,330 1,420 +7% 160
Arizona 1,080 1,280 +18% 150
Iowa 1,150 1,290 +12% 150
Alabama 1,360 1,370 +1% 150
Oregon 1,090 1,250 +15% 140
Minnesota 1,150 1,250 +8% 140
Oklahoma 1,070 1,210 +13% 140
Indiana 1,190 1,230 +3% 140
Wisconsin 1,150 1,190 +3% 130
Michigan 1,140 1,180 +4% 130
Colorado 880 970 +10% 120
West Virginia 1,060 1,080 +2% 120
Georgia 1,040 1,110 +6% 120
New Jersey 950 1,040 +9% 120
Massachusetts 920 1,010 +10% 110
Ohio 1,060 1,040 -2% 110
Wyoming 930 930 -0% 100
Missouri 810 870 +8% 100
Louisiana 840 890 +5% 100
South Carolina 760 830 +10% 90
Washington 710 770 +8% 90
Maine 660 650 -2% 70
Kentucky 780 690 -12% 70
Utah 480 620 +30% 70
Illinois 530 540 +2% 60
Kansas 520 560 +8% 60
Nebraska 350 390 +12% 50
Mississippi 430 440 +4% 50
Arkansas 400 420 +3% 50
New Hampshire 450 470 +5% 50
South Dakota 420 440 +5% 50
North Dakota 470 480 +1% 50
Nevada 360 390 +7% 40
Idaho 230 240 +5% 30
Connecticut 230 250 +8% 30
Alaska 240 250 +5% 30
New Mexico 200 210 +7% 20
Montana 200 200 +3% 20
Rhode Island 170 180 +5% 20
Puerto Rico 170 150 -14% 20
Delaware 140 150 +6% 20
Vermont 210 210 +0% 20
Hawaii 90 100 +7% 10
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
District of Columbia No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Virgin Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.