how to become a mobile or tower crane operator?

I am currently an electrical apprentice but would like to become a crane operator. Something i have always wanted to become. I was wondering what the job market is for a tower crane operator vs a mobile crane operator? Also what is the salary comparison? Also how to get my foot into the door and become one. Thank you!

One Response to “how to become a mobile or tower crane operator?”

  1. Brian T  on September 29th, 2013

    You have to be able to do simple trig to figure what your crane is capable of. You will have to become a member of the crane workers union. Someone may have to die to make a space for you. You may have to take jobs that are just fork lift qualified, if you are lucky, you might find work at seaports unloading cargo ships.You may have to work your way up through the ranks as a wrecking ball operator. The very lucky will make 50-60K +. The really good ones will make more only after many years.

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