Crane and Tower Operator Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for crane and tower operators in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of crane and tower operators among New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,250
25th Percentile Wage
$60,440
50th Percentile Wage
$103,320
75th Percentile Wage
$134,980
90th Percentile Wage
$161,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for crane and tower operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,250.

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
$103,320
8.96% 46.45%
2016
$94,060
27.35% -
2015
$68,330
11.61% -
2014
$60,400
22.55% -
2013
$46,780
-18.28% -
2012
$55,330
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in state of New York ranges from $36,480 to $94,310. The highest paying area for crane and tower operators in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $94,310. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Buffalo-Niagara Falls (mean annual salary $77,290). The lowest paying area is Utica-Rome with a median annual salary of $36,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$94,310
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$77,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$76,460
Rochester
$69,130
Nassau-Suffolk
$59,610
Syracuse
$59,270
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$57,930
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,680
Glens Falls
$39,760
Utica-Rome
$36,480




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