Conveyor Operator

License required in 1 states

81st most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

100th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Conveyor operators control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments or vehicles. They may also control speed and routing of materials or products.


Rhode Island is the only state to license conveyor operators. The state mandates that candidates for licensure pay $117 in fees, pass an exam related to the trade and be at least 18 years of age. These burdens are the 81st most onerous of the 102 occupations studied here. Because only one state licenses the occupation, it ranks as the 100th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Rhode Island 1 $117 0 1 0 18