Crane and Tower Operator Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,380
25th Percentile Wage
$57,510
50th Percentile Wage
$72,210
75th Percentile Wage
$86,140
90th Percentile Wage
$97,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for crane and tower operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,380.

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
$72,210
3.74% -0.28%
2016
$69,510
-2.09% -
2015
$70,960
-4.54% -
2014
$74,180
0.74% -
2013
$73,630
1.66% -
2012
$72,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of crane and tower operators in state of Washington ranges from $43,440 to $85,330. The highest paying area for crane and tower operators in Washington is Longview with a median annual salary of $85,330. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $74,200). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $43,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$85,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$74,200
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$72,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$72,780
Spokane
$71,620
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$70,630
Bellingham
$69,110
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$69,050
Tacoma
$67,200
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,880
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,240
Lewiston
$43,440




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