The average wage for an Entry-Level Crane Operator is $20.21 per hour.

$35,669 - $96,792
$36K
$55K
$97K
MEDIAN: $55,479
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$12.46 - $30.44
$12
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,669 - $96,792  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $5,564  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $3,973  
Commission
$9,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,766 - $81,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $30.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$18.94 - $44.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$96.96 - $5,564  
   
Commission
$9,500  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,766 - $81,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415

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Crane Operator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Crane Operator in Houston:
"Boring."
You must have a lot of patience and learn to enjoy reading to pass the time when in between lifts.

Crane Operator in Indianapolis:
"I wish I knew the pay raise scale was small."
Id advise someone to seek an employer that takes care of their employees.

Key Stats for Crane Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Crane Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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