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Crane Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Wakaranga

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Crane operators use cranes to move objects such as materials on construction sites, containers on wharves, and heavy parts in factories.


Crane operators usually earn

$18-$35 per hour

Experienced large crane operators usually earn

$60-$70 per hour

Source: Crane Association of NZ, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a crane operator are average for inexperienced crane operators, but good for those with experience.
A man operating a crane

Crane operators lift and move loads and place them in the required position

Last updated 28 August 2018