Career Outlook for Crane and Tower Operators

Also known as:  Boom Crane Operator, Bridge Crane Operator, Cherry Picker Operator, Coal Tower Operator, Electric Crane Operator, Erecting Crane Operator, Monorail Crane Operator, Overhead Crane Operator, Port Crane Operator, Radio Control Crane Operator
The overall job outlook for Crane or Tower Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 9.32 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.55 percent per year. Demand for Crane and Tower Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 1,390 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 0.44 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Crane and Tower Operators in the following states
Texas 4,690
California 3,260
Louisiana 2,740
Florida 2,610
Ohio 1,980
Pennsylvania 1,880
Indiana 1,660
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Crane and Tower Operators
Rhode Island 30
Guam 40
New Mexico 50
New Hampshire 70
Idaho 80
Vermont 80
Montana 90