Crane & tower operators

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Total Workforce

56.1k

Average Age

44.7

Estimated Job Growth

8.48%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$58,486

Average Male Salary

$58,942

Average Female Salary

$42,592

About

Crane & tower operators are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Crane & tower operators was $58,486 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Crane & tower operators by wage are Lodging managers, Editors, and Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other.

Crane & tower operators are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Crane & tower operators are Lafourche & Assumption Parishes PUMA, LA and Cayuga & Onondaga (South) Counties PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Crane & tower operators are Lafourche & Assumption Parishes PUMA, LA and Cayuga & Onondaga (South) Counties PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Crane & tower operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Crane & tower operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Crane & tower operators, by average wage, is Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing. Crane & tower operators are paid most in Minot City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Lafourche & Assumption Parishes PUMA, LA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,486

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,268

In 2017, Crane & tower operators earned an average of $58,486, $6,421 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Lodging managers make somewhat more than Crane & tower operators while Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Crane & tower operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2017, Crane & tower operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.254, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Crane & tower operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Crane & tower operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Crane & tower operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Crane & tower operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Crane & tower operators, by number of employees, are Construction, Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

56.1k

2017 Workforce

± 5,816

-7.16%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.5%

The number of people employed as Crane & tower operators has been declining at a rate of -7.16%, from 60,478 people in 2016 to 56,148 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Crane & tower operators employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Crane & tower operators at  40.9%, followed by Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 16.3% and Services incidental to transportation with 4.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Crane & tower operators in the US. The average age of male Crane & tower operators in the workforce is 44.7 and of female Crane & tower operators is 45.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crane & tower operators is White.

Gender Composition

54.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,735

1.57k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 972

97.2% of Crane & tower operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Crane & tower operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Crane & tower operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

81.1% of Crane & tower operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Crane & tower operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Crane & tower operators.

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Age by Gender

44.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.33

45.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.83

The median age of Crane & tower operators is 44.7, and Male employees are generally 0.494 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Crane & tower operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Crane & tower operators is false but a relatively high number of Crane & tower operators hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Crane & tower operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Crane & tower operators need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Crane & tower operators need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Crane & tower operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Crane & tower operators are expected to see a growth of 8.48% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.48%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Crane & tower operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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