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$60660
High School Diploma (or GED)


They construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.

$51750
Less than a High School Diploma


They lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

$32090
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$29200
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$43210
High School Diploma (or GED)


They lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.

$42080
Less than a High School Diploma


They smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

$60030
Post-Secondary Certificate


They inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

$40540
High School Diploma (or GED)


They paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

$46780
High School Diploma (or GED)


They construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

$36550
High School Diploma (or GED)


They perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

$66820
High School Diploma (or GED)


They directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

$50660
Less than a High School Diploma


They operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.

$45510
High School Diploma (or GED)


They apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

$51840
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

$55590
Post-Secondary Certificate


They install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

$77350
High School Diploma (or GED)


They assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

$52580
High School Diploma (or GED)


They place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters.

$37080
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.

$34840
High School Diploma (or GED)


They erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.

$42520
High School Diploma (or GED)


They apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

$38160
High School Diploma (or GED)


They scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

$38810
Less than a High School Diploma


They line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

$45420
High School Diploma (or GED)


They install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

$44150
High School Diploma (or GED)


They identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

$30000
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$38200
High School Diploma (or GED)


They maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway.

$49970
Less than a High School Diploma


They apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.

$50720
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.

$55500
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.

$50710
Less than a High School Diploma


They rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

$60380
Less than a High School Diploma


They set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.

$38700
Less than a High School Diploma


They assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

$50150
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.

$49110
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

$27690
Less than a High School Diploma


They help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$36610
High School Diploma (or GED)


They cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.

$43020
High School Diploma (or GED)


They operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.

$55150
High School Diploma (or GED)


They 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.

$55100
Post-Secondary Certificate


They lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.

$29950
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$41910
Less than a High School Diploma


They lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

$42070
Less than a High School Diploma


They apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

$55100
Post-Secondary Certificate


They assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

$34870
Less than a High School Diploma


They separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.

$51340
High School Diploma (or GED)


They lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.

$54030
High School Diploma (or GED)


They position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

$27820
High School Diploma (or GED)


They help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

$40630
High School Diploma (or GED)


They cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

$46780
High School Diploma (or GED)


They build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

$31820
High School Diploma (or GED)


They lay out, cut, and place segmental paving units. Includes installers of bedding and restraining materials for the paving units.

$37880
Less than a High School Diploma


They clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

$49810
High School Diploma (or GED)


They fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

$66820
Post-Secondary Certificate


They direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

$40070
High School Diploma (or GED)


They assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

$39500
High School Diploma (or GED)


They install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

$42970
Less than a High School Diploma


They build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

$54750
High School Diploma (or GED)


They raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

$53080
High School Diploma (or GED)


They seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

$46050
High School Diploma (or GED)


They apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

$44010
Less than a High School Diploma


They apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

$39500
High School Diploma (or GED)


They perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

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