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Crane and Tower Operators

Operate mechanical cranes to lift materials.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$24.18 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  12.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems.
  • Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
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Job Title Examples:

Heavy Equipment Operator
Overhead Crane Operator
Radio Control Crane Operator

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