Crane and Tower Operator Salary Information in Kansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for crane and tower operators in the state of Kansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of crane and tower operators among Kansas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Crane and Tower Operators in Kansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,760
25th Percentile Wage
$44,550
50th Percentile Wage
$62,410
75th Percentile Wage
$74,870
90th Percentile Wage
$81,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for crane and tower operators in Kansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of crane and tower operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,410
-2.92% 32.66%
2016
$64,230
11.97% -
2015
$56,540
17.90% -
2014
$46,420
5.47% -
2013
$43,880
4.22% -
2012
$42,030
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Crane and Tower Operators in Kansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in some Kansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in state of Kansas ranges from $38,640 to $56,650. The highest paying area for crane and tower operators in Kansas is Manhattan with a median annual salary of $56,650. The second highest paying city/area in Kansas State is Wichita (mean annual salary $46,320). The lowest paying area is Kansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Manhattan
$56,650
Wichita
$46,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
$38,640




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