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Highest Paying Cities for Crane and Tower Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for crane and tower operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of crane and tower operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $92,170, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York is the highest paying city for crane and tower operators. It is followed by Anchorage, Alaska (average annual salary $91,480). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of crane and tower operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Crane and Tower Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$92,170
120
2 Anchorage, Alaska
$91,480
n/a
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$90,890
1,350
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,570
30
5 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$88,270
n/a
6 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$84,820
60
7 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$82,370
50
8 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$81,970
70
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,360
2,110
10 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$76,460
460
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$75,910
n/a
12 Honolulu, Hawaii
$74,020
100
13 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$73,280
150
14 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$73,020
380
15 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$72,890
30
16 Evansville, Kentucky
$72,230
70
17 Kansas City, Missouri
$71,870
190
18 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$71,010
90
19 Spokane, Washington
$70,790
90
20 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$70,730
730
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$70,410
710
22 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$70,270
n/a
23 Grand Junction, Colorado
$69,680
70
24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$69,510
870
25 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$69,360
n/a
26 Rochester, New York
$69,260
60
27 Bellingham, Washington
$69,110
n/a
28 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$69,050
50
29 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$69,020
170
30 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$68,790
50
31 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$68,730
650
32 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$68,550
60
33 Stockton, California
$68,360
70
34 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$68,350
n/a
35 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$68,230
n/a
36 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$67,670
n/a
37 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$67,420
40
38 Tacoma, Washington
$67,410
160
39 Jackson, Michigan
$67,040
n/a
40 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$67,030
60
41 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$66,330
370
42 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$66,070
60
43 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$66,020
40
44 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,880
70
45 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$65,540
440
46 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$64,140
n/a
47 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$63,790
450
48 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$62,390
120
49 Victoria, Texas
$62,220
50
50 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$62,060
280
51 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$62,000
290
52 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$61,710
n/a
53 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$61,410
n/a
54 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$61,280
50
55 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$61,040
230
56 Farmington, New Mexico
$61,010
30
57 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$60,800
260
58 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$60,790
40
59 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$60,380
n/a
60 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$60,300
410
61 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$60,130
60
62 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,000
330
63 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$59,610
50
64 Syracuse, New York
$59,270
60
65 Akron, Ohio
$59,050
80
66 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$59,030
90
67 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$58,960
190
68 Camden, New Jersey
$58,590
70
69 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$58,360
170
70 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$58,270
30
71 Altoona, Pennsylvania
$58,020
n/a
72 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$57,970
2,700
73 St Louis, Missouri
$57,880
340
74 Peoria, Illinois
$57,750
80
75 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$57,340
1,260
76 Worcester, Massachusetts
$57,200
80
77 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$57,150
370
78 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$57,120
n/a
79 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$57,120
100
80 Corpus Christi, Texas
$56,990
260
81 Jackson, Mississippi
$56,850
60
82 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$56,830
70
83 Columbia, South Carolina
$56,620
50
84 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$56,580
n/a
85 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$56,460
820
86 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$56,450
360
87 Montgomery, Alabama
$55,930
60
88 Mobile, Alabama
$55,910
390
89 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$55,880
500
90 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$55,630
60
91 Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$55,370
60
92 Richmond, Virginia
$55,170
170
93 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$55,090
70
94 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$55,080
270
95 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$55,060
250
96 Port St Lucie, Florida
$55,010
n/a
97 Longview, Texas
$54,840
90
98 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$54,740
170
99 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$54,590
n/a
100 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$54,570
110
See also: Highest paying industries for crane and tower operators.