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Dredge Operator Salary
in Colorado, United States

$42,939 (USD)

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Last updated: March 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dredge Operator is $42,939 a year and $21 an hour in Colorado, United States. The average salary range for a Dredge Operator is between $32,063 and $51,983. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates power-driven dredge to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways and to mine sand and gravel at bottom of lakes, rivers, and streams: directs workers engaged in placing shore anchors and cables, laying additional lengths of pipes from dredge to shore, and in pumping water from pontoons.
  • Starts and stops engines to operate equipment.
  • Moves levers to place dredge in position for excavation, engage hydraulic pump, raise and lower suction boom, and control rotation of cutterhead.
  • Lowers anchor pole to verify depth of excavation, using winch, or scans depth gauge to determine depth of excavation.
  • Starts power winch that draws in or lets out cable to change position of dredge, or pulls in and lets out cable manually.
Dredge Operator Job Prevalence in Colorado, United States

Job family: Dredge Operators

Job family population: 1,410

Estimated population of Dredge Operator jobs: N/A

Rate of error: 27.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Dredge Operator Job Listings for Colorado, United States

Equipment Operator (Scraper)
Feb 6
Denver, CO, USA
Rocky Mountain Excavating Inc.
Denver, CO / Thornton, CO / Westminster, CO We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Participating Employer. COMPENSATION: $24.00+ per hour, D.O.E. COMPETITIVE BENEFITS: Healthcare and ...
Paving Crew Equipment Operator- United Companies, Eagle
Mar 7
Eagle, CO, USA
CRH Americas Materials
Job ID: 148907 United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to ...
Equipment Operator
Jan 8
Deer Trail, CO, USA
Clean Harbors
The Opportunity Our Deer Trail, CO branch is currently seeking an Equipment Operator to perform hands on operations such as drum pumping, drum dumping, tank farm operations and offloading vans as ...
Machine Operator
Mar 17
Littleton, CO, USA
CPI Card Group
Machine Operator Company Overview / Position Summary: Come be a part of CPI Card Group, the principal provider of payment card production and related services. Our Colorado team is growing! The ...
Machine Operator - 3rd Shift
Mar 19
Longmont, CO, USA
Elwood Staffing
Elwood Staffing has several immediate openings for 3rd shift Machine Operators in Niwot. Training provided! Start at $14.25/hr! Duties: * Operate plastic injection molding machines * Count and sort ...
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