Crane & tower operators

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2019 Workforce
60.8k
Average Age
42.9
Estimated Job Growth
8.48%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$67,402
Average Male Salary
$68,383
Average Female Salary
$41,700

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 Support activities for mining. Crane & tower operators are paid most in Porter County PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Porter County PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,402
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,986

In 2019, Crane & tower operators earned an average of $67,402, $11,878 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys make somewhat more than Crane & tower operators while Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians 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

0.308
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Crane & tower operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.308, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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 Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

60.8k
2019 Workforce
± 6,052
-4.36%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.6%

The number of people employed as Crane & tower operators has been declining at a rate of -4.36%, from 63,556 people in 2018 to 60,783 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Crane & tower operators employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Crane & tower operators at  32.7%, followed by Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 14.8% and Support activities for mining with 4.88%.

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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 42.8 and of female Crane & tower operators is 45.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crane & tower operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

58.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,939
2.24k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,161

96.3% 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)

69.4% of Crane & tower operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% 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

42.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.36
45.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.99

The median age of Crane & tower operators is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 2.65 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 Business 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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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Crane & tower operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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