Crane operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Crane operator salary by state

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

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)