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Tower Crane Operator

How Much Do Tower Crane Operator Jobs Pay per Hour?

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $114,500 $9,541 $2,201 $55
75th Percentile $90,000 $7,500 $1,730 $43
Average $75,727 $6,310 $1,456 $36
25th Percentile $54,000 $4,500 $1,038 $26
$5.29 - $9.86
0% of jobs
$9.86 - $14.42
0% of jobs
$14.42 - $18.99
0% of jobs
$18.99 - $23.56
0% of jobs
$25.96 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$23.56 - $28.12
34% of jobs
$28.12 - $32.69
14% of jobs
The average wage is $36.41 an hour
$32.69 - $37.26
9% of jobs
$37.26 - $41.83
13% of jobs
$43.27 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$41.83 - $46.39
13% of jobs
$46.39 - $50.96
0% of jobs
$55.05 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$50.96 - $55.53
14% of jobs

National Average

$5.29 $36/hour $55.53
Tower Crane Operator Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$75,727
$6,310
$1,456
$36
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$76,766
$6,397
$1,476
$37

As of Nov 27, 2020, the average hourly pay for a Tower Crane Operator in the United States is $36.41 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $55.53 and as low as $5.29, the majority of Tower Crane Operator wages currently range between $25.96 (25th percentile) to $43.27 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Tower Crane Operator varies greatly (by as much as $17.31), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Tower Crane Operator job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Tower Crane Operator in your area makes on average $37 per hour, or $0.50 (1%) more than the national average hourly salary of $36.41. Virginia ranks number 7 out of 50 states nationwide for Tower Crane Operator salaries.

To estimate the most accurate hourly salary range for Tower Crane Operator jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Tower Crane Operator Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Tower Crane Operator job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Francisco, CA, with Fremont, CA and San Jose, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Jose, CA beats the national average by $11,441 (14.0%), and San Francisco, CA furthers that trend with another $17,235 (20.4%) above the $75,727 average.

Importantly, San Francisco, CA has a moderately active Tower Crane Operator job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Tower Crane Operator appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 10% between San Francisco, CA and Norwalk, CT, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Tower Crane Operator role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Francisco, CA$92,962$7,747$1,788$44.69
Fremont, CA$89,239$7,437$1,716$42.90
San Jose, CA$87,169$7,264$1,676$41.91
Oakland, CA$86,216$7,185$1,658$41.45
Tanaina, AK$85,975$7,165$1,653$41.33
Wasilla, AK$85,974$7,164$1,653$41.33
Sunnyvale, CA$84,907$7,076$1,633$40.82
Hayward, CA$84,410$7,034$1,623$40.58
Jackson, WY$83,959$6,997$1,615$40.36
Norwalk, CT$83,845$6,987$1,612$40.31

Top 5 Best Paying Related Tower Crane Operator Jobs in the U.S.

Analyzing similar jobs related to the Tower Crane Operator job category, we found five that were relevant. However, none pay more than the $75,727 average for Tower Crane Operator jobs. Nevertheless Mobile Crane Mechanic, NCCO, or Crane Mechanic may still be interesting positions to explore.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Crane Mechanic$60,167$5,014$1,157$28.93
NCCO$58,239$4,853$1,120$28.00
Mobile Crane Mechanic$55,755$4,646$1,072$26.81
Overhead Crane Technician$54,556$4,546$1,049$26.23
Crawler$52,381$4,365$1,007$25.18
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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