Crew Leader Salary (United States)

Crew Leaders in the United States typically take home $11.00 per hour. The range in pay spans from $7.60 per hour to $20.60. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the company and geographic location. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, 43 percent report medical coverage and around one third claim dental coverage as well. Most Crew Leaders are men (75 percent). Most Crew Leaders report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Crew Leader Salary (?
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$22,852 - $76,156
(Median)
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76K
MEDIAN: $35,757
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Crew Leader Salary (?
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$7.60 - $20.60
(Median)
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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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Crew Leaders who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $42K per year. A more common career path for Crew Leaders is stepping into the role of General Manager, Restaurant or Assistant Manager, Fast Food.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Brickman Group, Ltd. offers the most; Crew Leaders earn $31,875 on average there.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is McDonald's Corporation, where the median salary is just $15,927—less than half of the top paying company's rate. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. and Wendy's International, Inc. are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($16,547 and $16,862, respectively).

Popular Skills for Crew Leader

Typical Crew Leaders report a focused set of job 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. The majority of those who know 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 but not all Crew Leaders, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Though starting salaries approximate $21K, they climb to $33K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $38K after one to two decades. Wages continue to improve for Crew Leaders after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $49,663. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Colorado Springs
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San Antonio
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Atlanta
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National Average
$27,000
Houston
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Dallas
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With a pay rate for Crew Leaders that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Crew Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Colorado Springs (+10 percent), Columbus (+6 percent), San Antonio (+5 percent), and Denver (+1 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Crew Leaders in Dallas earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average.

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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
up arrow 1%
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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