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how much does a crane operator position pay?

My hubby just passed his crane test yesterday, and I was wondering how much they pay? He was told to ask for 50k a year..that includes crane time where he works. Can we really ask that? He sets trusses for a big lumber company in Missoula Mt. Any help would be great.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm sure it depends on where you work, and what kind of crane. 20-ton bridge where I worked paid about $20k/hr, and included overtime, so that would be approaching 50k/yr

  • 1 decade ago

    Huh, I thought crane ops got paid by the tonnage they lift. Maybe there is a base pay in addition to it. But to answer your question, I don't know.

  • 1 decade ago

    The little that I do know is that it's one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction field including working around them...so it easily pays that much...

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