Quarry worker or related operative

Quarry workers erect supports in underground workings, set and detonate explosives to loosen rocks and set up and operate drilling equipment to extract minerals (other than coal) from the ground, and operate machinery to wash, crush or separate stone and ores.

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Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£25,272

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for quarry worker or related operative is £25,272

307 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 307. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for quarry worker or related operative roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,272 per year. That is about £2,106 per month or £12.96 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,635, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,678

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 307 people are employed in the region.

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