Some of the skills we found on snow plow operator resumes included "cdl," "heavy equipment," and "snow removal." We have detailed the most important snow plow operator responsibilities below.
We've found that 19.6% of snow plow operators have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 0.6% earned their master's degrees before becoming a snow plow operator. While it's true that some snow plow operators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two snow plow operators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those snow plow operators who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for snow plow operators include general studies degrees or heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a snow plow operator. We've found that most snow plow operator resumes include experience from Mammoth Mountain, State of Wyoming, and Dayton Freight. Of recent, Mammoth Mountain had 3 positions open for snow plow operators. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at State of Wyoming and 2 at Dayton Freight.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, snow plow operators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Dayton Freight, Des Moines Public Works Department, and Roy Jorgensen Associates. Take Dayton Freight for example. The median snow plow operator salary is $48,907. At Des Moines Public Works Department, snow plow operators earn an average of $46,314, while the average at Roy Jorgensen Associates is $43,922. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Dayton Freight has 2 job listings for snow plow operators, Des Moines Public Works Department and Roy Jorgensen Associates only have 1 and 1 job listings respectively.
We also looked into companies who hire snow plow operators from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Verizon Communications, United States Army, and United States Navy.
In general, snow plow operators fulfill roles in the retail and construction industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the snow plow operator annual salary is the highest in the retail industry with $41,383 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the construction and hospitality industries pay $41,373 and $30,630 respectively. This means that snow plow operators who are employed in the retail industry make 60.8% more than snow plow operators who work in the professional Industry.