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Crane and Tower Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $31.50
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Crane and Tower Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$24.31 $31.42 $39.35
Minnesota
$27.78 $31.50 $40.18
Central Minnesota
$25.34 $31.84 $31.96
Northeast Minnesota
$30.35 $30.35 $31.84
Northwest Minnesota
$25.23 $27.65 $36.98
Southeast Minnesota
$25.10 $30.35 $45.61
Southwest Minnesota
$25.06 $30.35 $32.74
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$27.81 $31.18 $41.77

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 280 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Crane and Tower Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 598 new Crane and Tower Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Crane and Tower Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 44,800 47,200 2,400 5.4%
Minnesota 546 568 22 4%
Central Minnesota 45 46 1 2.2%
Northeast Minnesota 36 36 0 0%
Northwest Minnesota 27 27 0 0%
Southeast Minnesota 68 72 4 5.9%
Southwest Minnesota 26 31 5 19.2%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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