Entry-Level Crane Operator Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Crane Operator is $20.29 per hour.

$34,817 - $94,687
$35K
$51K
$95K
MEDIAN: $51,342
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50%
90%

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$12.55 - $30.69
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,817 - $94,687  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $5,277  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$28,738 - $80,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $30.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$19.06 - $44.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$96.96 - $5,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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).
)
$28,738 - $80,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 440

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Crane Operator Advice

Q: 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 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Crane Operator Salaries

Machine Operation
▼0%

crane operator
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National Average
$50,000

CDL
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%