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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 $112,020, New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA is the highest paying city for crane and tower operators. It is followed by New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York (average annual salary $94,310). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$112,020
830
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$94,310
1,320
3 Anchorage, Alaska
$91,480
n/a
4 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$91,140
n/a
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,570
30
6 Albany, USA
$88,060
n/a
7 Longview, Washington
$85,330
50
8 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$82,960
n/a
9 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$82,370
50
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,360
2,110
11 Urban Honolulu, USA
$77,440
110
12 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$77,290
130
13 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$76,460
460
14 Lima, Ohio
$74,850
50
15 Kansas City, Missouri
$74,260
220
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$74,200
700
17 Honolulu, Hawaii
$74,020
100
18 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$73,080
n/a
19 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$73,010
410
20 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$73,000
280
21 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$72,890
30
22 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$72,780
850
23 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$72,240
30
24 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$71,990
50
25 Evansville, Kentucky
$71,720
70
26 Spokane, Washington
$71,620
90
27 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$71,530
100
28 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$70,630
40
29 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$70,270
n/a
30 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$70,190
n/a
31 Grand Junction, Colorado
$69,680
70
32 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$69,650
180
33 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$69,430
530
34 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$69,230
90
35 Rochester, New York
$69,130
50
36 Bellingham, Washington
$69,110
n/a
37 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$69,050
50
38 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$69,020
170
39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$68,990
590
40 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$68,970
40
41 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$68,790
50
42 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$68,550
60
43 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$68,440
n/a
44 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$68,070
270
45 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$67,940
40
46 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$67,670
n/a
47 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$67,670
n/a
48 Fargo, North Dakota
$67,550
60
49 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$67,500
420
50 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$67,420
40
51 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$67,360
40
52 Tacoma, Washington
$67,200
150
53 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$67,120
60
54 Jackson, Michigan
$67,040
n/a
55 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$67,000
n/a
56 Lubbock, Texas
$66,830
n/a
57 Duluth, Wisconsin
$66,690
50
58 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$66,230
250
59 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$66,070
60
60 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,880
70
61 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$65,300
290
62 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,240
480
63 Billings, Montana
$65,120
80
64 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$64,770
150
65 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$64,730
40
66 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$64,510
150
67 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$64,340
130
68 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$64,240
60
69 Akron, Ohio
$63,600
90
70 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$63,540
n/a
71 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$63,350
40
72 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$62,820
50
73 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$62,410
60
74 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$61,710
n/a
75 Wilmington, New Jersey
$61,480
30
76 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$61,470
70
77 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$61,270
30
78 Farmington, New Mexico
$61,010
30
79 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$60,790
40
80 Columbia, South Carolina
$60,640
100
81 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$60,530
270
82 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$60,380
n/a
83 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$60,180
50
84 Richmond, Virginia
$59,770
170
85 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$59,680
40
86 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$59,660
290
87 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$59,610
210
88 Camden, New Jersey
$59,540
80
89 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$59,270
30
90 Syracuse, New York
$59,270
60
91 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$59,140
1,400
92 Worcester, Massachusetts
$59,100
80
93 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$59,030
90
94 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,000
920
95 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$58,840
550
96 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$58,610
1,300
97 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$58,550
90
98 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$58,350
80
99 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$58,270
30
100 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$58,060
180
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