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Crew Leader Salary (United States)

Crew Leaders in the United States usually make around $11.00 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the company and location have a (lesser) impact as well. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and approximately one in three claim dental coverage as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Crew Leaders. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Crew Leader Salary (?
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$22,852 - $76,156
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MEDIAN: $35,757
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Crew Leader Salary (?
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$7.60 - $20.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,852 - $76,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,399  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $2,017  
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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$16,204 - $51,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$7.60 - $20.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $2.06  
Overtime
$10.88 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,399  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $2,017  
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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$16,204 - $51,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 603
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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 advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers $70K per year. A more common career path for Crew Leaders is stepping into the role of Restaurant General Manager or Assistant Fast Food Manager.

Crew Leader Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader

Crew Leaders flock to The Brickman Group, Ltd. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $32K lead the pack in compensation.
Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, McDonald's Corporation offers a median salary of just $16K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. is another employer with a reputation for below-average pay.

Popular Skills for Crew Leader

Survey results suggest that Crew Leaders put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Project Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Food Preparation and Customer Service, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Crew Leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Crew Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $21K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. Crew Leaders see a median salary of $38K after reaching 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 $50K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a fair portion of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$27,000
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Crew Leaders in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Crew Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Colorado Springs (+10 percent), Columbus (+6 percent), San Antonio (+5 percent), and Denver (+1 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Crew Leaders is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average.

Crew Leader Reviews

What is it like working as a Crew Leader?
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

Late-Career
up arrow 86%
National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Crew Leader Salaries

National Average
$27,000
Team Leadership
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Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 56%