Crew Leader Salary (United States)

A typical Crew Leader in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.00 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $7.60 per hour to $20.60. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group—the company and geography are driving factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by 43 percent and dental insurance is reported by around one third. Making up 75 percent of the field, male Crew Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Crew Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Crew Leader Salary (?
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$22,852 - $76,156
(Median)
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50K
76K
MEDIAN: $35,757
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Crew Leader Salary (?
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$7.60 - $20.60
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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While not commonly seen, Crew Leaders who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may earn an additional $42K per year. However, becoming a General Manager, Restaurant or Assistant Manager, Fast Food is a more frequent transition for Crew Leaders.

Crew Leader Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader

Crew Leaders seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Brickman Group, Ltd., where typical salaries come to $31,875.
With a median employee salary of $15,927, McDonald's Corporation pays significantly less than other companies with the same focus (less than half of the top paying company's rate). Employees at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. and Wendy's International, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $16,547 and $16,862.

Popular Skills for Crew Leader

Crew Leaders seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. Those listing Food Preparation and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Crew Leader

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is important when determining pay for Crew Leaders. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, pay rises to approximately $33K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $38K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Crew Leaders typically earn $49,663 and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Colorado Springs
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Columbus
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San Antonio
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National Average
$27,000
Houston
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For Crew Leaders, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Colorado Springs, Columbus, San Antonio, and Denver, top-paying markets where Crew Leaders rake in more than the national norm (+10 percent, +6 percent, +5 percent, and +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 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
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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%
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