Bulldozer and Grader Operators


Architecture and Construction > Bulldozer and Grader Operators > Employment & Outlook
Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
110200
100395
Bulldozer and Grader Operators

Bulldozer and Grader Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • State and local government agencies
  • Highway and street construction companies
  • Utility system construction companies
  • Heavy construction companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow due in part to increased spending by the government to improve the nation's infrastructure. In addition, as the population grows more roads and sewer lines will be needed. This will increase demand for operating engineers and construction equipment operators.

Job prospects are best for those who can operate multiple types of equipment. There are more opportunities in large cities where the most construction takes place.

Operating Engineers and Construction Equipment Operators (CIS 100395)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



This occupation
All occupations


Illinois
11,542
Large
&
8.4%
5.8%
>>>>
1,399
High
  Champaign Area
214
Large
&
15.0%
7.0%
>>>>
28
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
348
Very large
&
7.2%
5.0%
>>>>
41
Very High
  Cook County
3,443
Large
&
7.4%
5.6%
>>>>
412
High
  Decatur Area
123
Large
&
8.9%
7.0%
>>>>
15
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
749
Very large
&
13.6%
9.7%
>>>>
97
Very High
  Du Page County
1,256
Large
&
6.0%
5.4%
>>>>
148
High
  Edwardsville Area
383
Very large
&
10.2%
5.1%
>>>>
47
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
116
Large
&
8.6%
7.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
212
Very large
&
4.2%
5.2%
>>>>
24
High
  Lake County
590
Large
&
11.9%
8.6%
>>>>
75
High
  McHenry County
408
Very large
&
15.4%
6.8%
>>>>
54
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
244
Very large
&
2.9%
6.8%
>>>>
28
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
395
Very large
&
4.3%
3.6%
>>>>
45
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
526
Large
&
8.0%
7.3%
>>>>
63
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
214
Large
&
3.7%
4.3%
>>>>
24
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
231
Large
&
7.8%
5.7%
>>>>
28
High
  Rockford Area
287
Large
&
13.9%
7.6%
>>>>
38
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
252
Very large
&
-4.0%
2.4%
>>>>
25
Very High
  Springfield Area
392
Very large
&
6.1%
4.7%
>>>>
45
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
354
Large
&
9.3%
6.4%
>>>>
43
Very High
  Vermilion County
53
Large
&
1.9%
4.9%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Will County
812
Very large
&
13.7%
9.1%
>>>>
105
Very High
United States
418,000
Very large
&
4.0%
3.7%
>>>>
43,900
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.