Tower Crane Operator

Average Salary Per Year: $61,000

Looking for a career where you will be given the best seat in the house? Then check out the view as a tower crane operator! These craft professionals use their knowledge of load calculations and crane operations to hoist heavy materials off the ground and to significant heights. They must have endurance, agility and physical coordination, as well as great hand/eye coordination.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program


Good sense of balance, ability to judge distance, eye-hand-foot coordination, comfortable with technology, basic math skills. Some states have laws requiring crane operators to be licensed with both a written and skill test.

Career Path for Tower Crane Operators

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