Crew Leader Salary

Pay for Crew Leaders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.96 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the company and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by roughly two in five and dental coverage is claimed by one in three. Male Crew Leaders are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,648 - $76,702
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$77K
MEDIAN: $38,340
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$7.70 - $20.59
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,648 - $76,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$1,464  
Commission
$3,244  
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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$16,417 - $52,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.70 - $20.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22 - $2.47  
Overtime
$11.61 - $34.19  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
Commission
$3,244  
Profit Sharing
$1,464  
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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$16,417 - $52,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,289
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Job Description for Crew Leader

A crew leader supervises a section or crew for his or her organization. They are the first line of management for crew members, and they are responsible for handling disciplinary manners (which may include escalating issues to higher-level management). The crew leader is often the most technically experienced member of the crew. By putting the crew leader in charge of training and oversight, lower-level workers can complete tasks that would otherwise be assigned to higher skilled members of the organization; those higher skilled members can subsequently focus on more complex tasks that ordinary workers may not be qualified to complete.

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Crew Leader Tasks

  • Assign tasks to workers and communicate with suppliers and customers.
  • Oversee loading, unloading, assembly, caretaking, and construction for safety and speed.
  • Supervise crews and sometimes subcontractors on projects, and ensure adherence to schedule.
  • Oversee cost effectiveness and proper disposal of materials.

Common Career Paths for Crew Leader


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Crew Leaders who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. Becoming a Restaurant General Manager or an Assistant Fast Food Manager is a common transition from a Crew Leader role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader


Many Crew Leaders can be found at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Dunkin' Donuts, firms that are at the top of the field. The Brickman Group, Ltd. pays the most with a median salary of $30K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $24K to a high of $46K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Sonic Drive - In, Firehouse Subs Inc., and Dunkin' Donuts, where earnings of $19K, $19K, or $18K are standard for Crew Leaders.

With a reported median salary of only $17K, Wendy's International, Inc. easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are just about half of the top paying company's median. Also approaching the lower end are Bojangles, Inc., Burger King Corporation, and McDonald's Corporation, each paying $17K.

Popular Skills for Crew Leader


Survey results imply that Crew Leaders deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Machine Operation, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 28 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cleaning and Food Preparation also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Crew Leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Crew Leaders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $21K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. On average, Crew Leaders make $37K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,039

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Crew Leaders, busy Austin offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Crew Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+31 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Birmingham (+18 percent), and Columbus (+18 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (16 percent less) and Wichita (14 percent less).

Crew Leader Reviews

What is it like working as a Crew Leader?

Crew Leader in Los Angeles:
"Head ache."
Pros: Learning about managing labor and money deposits as well as dealing with a guest appropriately.
Cons: Manager is hardly there and changes time card to seem he worked more.

Crew Leader in Exmore:
"Restaurant Crew/Shift Leader."
Pros: The many great people I have had the opportunity of meeting and supervising.
Cons: The pay, angry customers.

Crew Leader in Hampton:
"Utilize The Skills Of Low Level Landscapers."
Pros: Flexible hours, outdoors, keep fit, trust, challenge.
Cons: Overworked and underpaid, poor workers, demanding schedule.

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Experience Affects Crew Leader Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Crew Leader Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 46%


Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Leadership
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heavy equipment operator
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Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Maintenance
up arrow 20%

Training
up arrow 21%


Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 29%


Cleaning
up arrow 31%

Cash Handling
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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