5 A mobile crane operator ($200k+)
A mobile crane operator is primarily responsible for operating a traveling crane, which lifts, moves, positions, and reposition loads. Experienced crane operators, living in a bustling city that has a lot of high-rise construction projects, like New York City, could make a lot of money. Depending on the job, this position may involve working indoors such as in a warehouse or outdoors, and the shifts will vary based on the employer’s needs. Travel to various job sites may be an additional job requirement.