AU$35.61
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Tower Crane Operator earns an average wage of AU$36.31 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$67,407 - AU$83,093
AU$78K
MEDIAN: AU$77,687
50%
AU$25.80 - AU$46.50
AU$26
AU$36
AU$46
MEDIAN: AU$35.61
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$107K
Salary AU$77,687
Bonus AU$2.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$53,443 - AU$107,164
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data AU$0AU$67
Hourly Rate AU$25.80 - AU$46.50
Overtime AU$52.48
Annual Data AU$0AU$107K
Bonus AU$2.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$53,443 - AU$107,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Tower Crane Operator

Tower crane operators are specialists in the construction industry who operate a specific piece of heavy machinery that lifts, transports and moves construction equipment and materials all over their construction site. These materials are needed to build concrete foundations, floors, walls, decks, roofs and other parts of high-rise buildings and other multistory structures. Tower crane operators must adhere to established load limits for their crane, control crane movement as instructed by their supervisors or signalers, and understand specific hand signals and/or instructions given to them via radio. They must also be able to operate crane using remote controls or remote consoles, as well as ensure their cranes are regularly inspected to promote safe use.

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Tower Crane Operator Tasks

  • Operate tower crane to move large and heavy objects such as construction materials and shipping containers.
  • Base crane movements upon hand and radio signals from ground supervisor or signaler.
  • Steer the crane utilizing levers within the control console or remotely via a remote console.

Tower Crane Operator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$78,077

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Tower Crane Operator

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Tower Crane Operator Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
AU$78,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 86%