Crew Leader Salary

Crew Leaders in the United States take home an average $11.20 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and location. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The greater part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than a third report medical coverage and roughly a fourth claim dental coverage as well. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Crew Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,042 - $71,263
$22K
$39K
$71K
MEDIAN: $38,519
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$8.04 - $20.36
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$0$71K
Salary $22,042 - $71,263
Bonus $20.13 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,100
Commission $2,844
Total Pay (?
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$17,047 - $52,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $8.04 - $20.36
Hourly Tips $0.16 - $3.95
Overtime $12.69 - $36.60
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $20.13 - $4,989
Commission $2,844
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$17,047 - $52,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,584

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Crew Leader


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As Crew Leaders transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. Becoming a Restaurant General Manager or an Assistant Fast Food Manager is often the next step for a Crew Leader.

Crew Leader Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Crew Leader


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Crew Leaders include McDonald's Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., Dunkin' Donuts, Hardee's, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. The Brickman Group, Ltd. offers the largest salaries in town — $30K on average. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation, Papa John's Pizza, and International Dairy Queen, Inc. also offer top salaries for Crew Leaders. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $20K, $20K, and $20K, respectively.

Wendy's International, Inc. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $17K, 79 percent lower than the top payer. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Sonic Drive - In, Bojangles, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation. They all pay $17K.

Popular Skills for Crew Leader


Crew Leaders report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Management, Operations Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 66 percent, 32 percent, and 27 percent, respectively. Those listing Cash Handling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Cashier also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Crew Leader

Pay by Experience for a Crew Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Crew Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 984 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Crew Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Crew Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 288 salaries. A Crew Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,886

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

Crew Leaders will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Crew Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+23 percent), Denver (+22 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Phoenix (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Orlando and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Crew Leader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Crew Leader?

Crew Leader in Columbia:
Pros: Free movies. Free drinks. Increasing accountability.
Cons: The pay is awful. I feel under appreciated.

Crew Leader in Phoenix:
"Besides the heat in the summer time I'd say it's pretty good."
Pros: Seems to be a steady flow of work and usually good weather does not interfere with her work schedule.
Cons: The summertime heat is ridiculous to do physical labor outside during the summer.

Crew Leader in Hot Springs:
"Summary."
Pros: I loved pleasing my customers knowing that I made them happy was the best part of my job. I loved my team and expressed creativity in exploring new ways to sell new products.
Cons: Insufficient management.

Crew Leader in Ottawa:
"Ok."
Pros: The people that I work with are awesome and the jobs not too bad.
Cons: There is alot of dramavin the workplace.

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 Williston:
"Ok."
Pros: Taking care of employees and safety.
Cons: No budget, no equipment necessary.

Crew Leader in Seneca:
Pros: The people I work with are the reason I even stay at firehouse.
Cons: Everything else in the job it's stressful and we have no benefits.

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Key Stats for Crew Leader

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Crew Leader Salaries

▲81%

▲44%

▲17%

National Average
$26,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Crew Leader Salaries

Team Management
▲66%

Operations Management
▲32%




▲2%


National Average
$26,000

▼18%


Training
▼20%

Maintenance
▼20%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼28%

Cashier
▼28%

Cash Handling
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 62%
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