Crane and Tower Operators

3.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
72%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$62,240
or $29.92 hourly
VOLUME
43,400
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 72% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Crane and Tower Operators' job openings is expected to rise 0.4% by 2031
'Crane and Tower Operators' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Crane and Tower Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Crane and Tower Operators' was $62,240, or $29.92 hourly
'Crane and Tower Operators' are paid 36.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as crane and tower operators?

As of 2021 there were 43,400 people employed as Crane and Tower Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Crane and Tower Operators.

Job description

Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.

SOC Code: 53-7021.00

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