Crane/Tower Operator Salary in the United States

How much does a Crane/Tower Operator make in the United States? The average Crane/Tower Operator salary in the United States is $47,153 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $37,919 and $57,488. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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