Crane operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7371  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Mobile Crane Operator
  • Boat Crane Operator
  • Boom Crane Operator
  • Boom Truck Crane Operator
  • Boom Truck Hoist Operator
  • Bridge Crane Operator
  • Cantilever Crane Operator
  • Cinder Crane Operator
  • Climbing Crane Operator
  • Climbing Tower Crane Operator
  • Construction Crane Operator
  • Crane And Hoisting Equipment Operator
  • Crane Hoist Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator Apprentice
  • Crawler Crane Operator
  • Demolition Crane Operator
  • Dragline Crane Operator
  • Dragline Operator - Crane
  • Drilling Rig Crane Operator
  • Electric Crane Operator
  • Electric Dragline Operator
  • Electric Gantry Crane Operator
  • Electric Monorail Crane Operator
  • Electrical Equipment Operator - Derrick
  • Floating Crane Operator
  • Gantry Crane Operator
  • Hoist Operator - Foundry
  • Hoist Operator (except Underground Mining)
  • Hot Metal Crane Operator
  • Jib Crane Operator
  • Ladle Crane Operator
  • Locomotive Crane Operator
  • Locomotive Craneman/woman
  • Mechanical Hoist Operator
  • Mobile Crane Apprentice Operator
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Monorail Crane Operator
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Pile Driving Crane Operator
  • Power Crane Operator
  • Rail Crane Operator
  • Railway Car Puller - Crane
  • Rigger (except Shipbuilding And Aircraft Assembly)
  • Ship Crane Operator
  • Skip Operator
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Crane Operator
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Walking Bridge Crane Operator
  • Wrecking Crane Operator
  • Boom Truck Crane Operator
  • Bridge Crane Operator
  • Climbing Crane Operator
  • Construction Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • Dragline Crane Operator
  • Gantry Crane Operator
  • Hoist Operator (except Underground Mining)
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Tractor Crane Operator
  • Rigger (except Shipbuilding And Aircraft Assembly)
  • Boom Truck

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for crane operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $57,726
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $51,549
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $88,241
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $77,649
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $63,564
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for crane operators.

Gender Median Income
Male $63,564
Female $64,779
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (24 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for crane operators.

$35,100.00
Lowest Observed
$126,750.00
Highest Observed
$46,800.00
25th Percentile
$60,049.38
Average
$54,008.00
Median
$60,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for crane operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 40
25 to 34 years 130
35 to 44 years 100
45 to 54 years 190
55 to 64 years 85
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 0
Total 560
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for crane operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 230
Part Time 350
Total 585
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for crane operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 550
Female 10
Total 560
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for crane operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 535
Self Employed 25
Total 560
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for crane operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 540
Unemployed 20
Total 560
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for crane operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 70
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 195
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 205
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 105
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 585
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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