Crane/Tower Operator Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Crane/Tower Operator, Crane Operator

What is the average annual salary for Crane/Tower Operator?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Crane/Tower Operator may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Crane/Tower Operator in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Crane/Tower Operator in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Crane/Tower Operator in the United States is $44,294 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Crane/Tower Operator in the United States are expected to make less than $44,294.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $44,294
  • 10%$27,724
  • 25%$35,621
  • 75%$54,003
  • 90%$62,842

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Job Description for Crane/Tower Operator

Operates electric tower crane equipment. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. May report directly to a supervisor or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. View Crane/Tower Operator job description

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Categories:  Construction and Installation, Skilled and Trades


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