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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators



Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 409$37.34/hr$31.38/hr$31.79/hr$39.99/hr$40.07/hr$40.46/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction50$39.28/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40$39.99/hr13.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 40$39.99/hrN/A
Minnesota 50$39.28/hr1.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 710$24.41/hr0.0%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 990$31.02/hr6.0%
Crane and Tower Operators 280$32.30/hr4.0%
Helpers--Extraction Workers N/AN/AN/A
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 400$25.32/hrN/A
Highway Maintenance Workers 4,900$27.63/hr3.5%
Riggers 150$24.78/hr-0.8%
Pipelayers 980$37.76/hr0.7%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 710$24.50/hr11.1%


  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Clean, lubricate, and refill equipment.
  • Move hand and foot levers of hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammers over pilings.
  • Move levers and turn valves to activate power hammers, or to raise and lower drophammers that drive piles to required depths.
  • Drive pilings to provide support for buildings or other structures, using heavy equipment with a pile driver head.
  • Drive pilings to provide support for buildings or other structures, using heavy equipment with a pile driver head.
  • Move levers and turn valves to activate power hammers, or to raise and lower drophammers that drive piles to required depths.
  • Move hand and foot levers of hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammers over pilings.
  • Move levers and turn valves to activate power hammers, or to raise and lower drophammers that drive piles to required depths.
  • Clean, lubricate, and refill equipment.