(Last Updated On: 19/06/2011)

Crane Operator Job Description

What do Crane Operators do?

Crane operators use mechanical booms or cable equipment to move and lift machines and materials.

Common responsibilities for crane operator jobs include:

  • Inspecting crane mechanisms.
  • Ensuring that load weights do not exceed lifting capacities.
  • Inspecting cables for wear.

Job seekers can use it while negotiating a salary.

Employers can use it to help set appropriate wage levels while writing job descriptions.

Crane Operator Salaries

Crane Operator salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most crane operators make between $35,300 – $61,500 per year, or $16.99 – $29.57 per hour.

Employment Outlook for Crane Operators

There are currently 43,890 crane operators in the United States, with 1,020 new crane operator job openings created each year.

Crane Operator jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.

Education / Training Requirements for Crane Operators

Long-term on-the-job training is normally required for crane operator jobs.

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