Crew Leader Salary

For Crew Leaders, hourly average wages total $10.96 per hour. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geographic location are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, close to two-fifths do receive medical benefits and about one in three have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Crew Leaders who answered the questionnnaire. Work is enjoyable for Crew Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,648 - $76,702
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$77K
MEDIAN: $38,340
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$7.70 - $20.59
(Median)
$7
$11
$21
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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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 (?
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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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At the upper end, Crew Leaders who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year. A Crew Leader often moves on to become a Restaurant General Manager or an Assistant Fast Food Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader


McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., The Brickman Group, Ltd., and Dunkin' Donuts are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Crew Leaders. 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. Also paying near the top of the field are Sonic Drive - In at $19K, Firehouse Subs Inc. at $19K, and Dunkin' Donuts, where Crew Leaders annually earn $18K.

Wendy's International, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $18K. Bojangles, Inc., Burger King Corporation and McDonald's Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, all showing salaries around $17K.

Popular Skills for Crew Leader


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. For Crew Leaders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. 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, Austin provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Crew Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+31 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Birmingham (+18 percent), and Columbus (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 18 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (16 percent lower) and Wichita (14 percent lower).

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
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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
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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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