Crane & tower operators

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Total Workforce
63.6k
Average Age
43.7
Average Salary
$64,672
Average Male Salary
$65,058
Average Female Salary
$56,087

About

Crane & tower operators are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Crane & tower operators was $64,672 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Crane & tower operators by wage are Court reporters and simultaneous captioners, Athletes and sports competitors, and Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Crane & tower operators are Butler County PUMA, PA, Porter County PUMA, IN, and Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Crane & tower operators are Porter County PUMA, IN, Butler County PUMA, PA, and Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH.

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 Services incidental to transportation. Crane & tower operators are paid most in Minot City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in Porter County PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,672
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,615

In 2018, Crane & tower operators earned an average of $64,672, $10,784 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Court reporters and simultaneous captioners make somewhat more than Crane & tower operators while Athletes and sports competitors 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 2018, Crane & tower operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, 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

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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

63.6k
2018 Workforce
± 6,188
13.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.6%

The number of people employed as Crane & tower operators has been growing at a rate of 13.2%, from 56,148 people in 2017 to 63,556 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Crane & tower operators employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Crane & tower operators at  39.2%, followed by Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 14.9% and Services incidental to transportation with 4.92%.

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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 43.7 and of female Crane & tower operators is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crane & tower operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

60.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,054
2.73k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,283

95.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72.2% of Crane & tower operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Crane & tower operators, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

43.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.2
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.89

The median age of Crane & tower operators is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 0.681 years older 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 Business.

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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