Crane operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Crane operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $81,000
Alabama $49,200
Arkansas $36,660
Arizona $47,380
California $63,280
Colorado $53,520
Connecticut $65,120
District of Columbia $31,870
Delaware $44,340
Florida $55,700
Georgia $50,960
Guam $41,560
Hawaii $86,230
Iowa $54,960
Idaho $53,150
Illinois $48,070
Indiana $53,180
Kansas $54,890
Kentucky $49,680
Louisiana $49,520
Massachusetts $59,670
Maryland $57,090
Maine $52,770
Michigan $43,600
Minnesota $48,500
Missouri $40,830
Mississippi $43,840
Montana $66,080
North Carolina $48,470
North Dakota $61,660
Nebraska $49,880
New Hampshire $44,060
New Jersey $69,860
New Mexico $59,200
Nevada $70,040
New York $94,060
Ohio $44,030
Oklahoma $48,760
Oregon $69,560
Pennsylvania $50,052
Puerto Rico $20,610
Rhode Island $53,650
South Carolina $48,760
South Dakota $57,390
Tennessee $52,240
Texas $54,310
Utah $51,170
Virginia $60,990
Vermont $50,640
Washington $72,310
Wisconsin $43,520
West Virginia $51,970
Wyoming $59,240

How do crane operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Crane operators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than architects but more than brickmasons.

Career Median Salary
Architect salary $68K
Surveyor salary $63K
Commercial diver salary $50K
Building and construction inspector salary $61K
Marine electrician salary $63K
Crane operator salary $57K
Ironworker salary $55K
Pipefitter salary $54K
Plumber salary $51K
Brickmason salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)