Crane & Tower Operators

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$64,623
Local Jobs
388
Regional Salary
$66,509
Crane and Tower Operators

Occupation Profile

Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload. Move levers, depress foot pedals, or turn dials to operate cranes, cherry pickers, electromagnets, or other moving equipment for lifting, moving, or placing loads. Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed. Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage. Direct helpers engaged in placing blocking or outrigging under cranes.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$64,623

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

388

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$66,509

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Craft Training Center
Mobile Crane Operations
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE NCCER 252 No No

Marene Cheatham

Craft Training Center
mcheatham@ctccb.org
(361) 289-1636 ext. 311
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