Mobile Crane Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Mobile Crane Operators earn an average of $23.80 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Mobile Crane Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,877 - $193,288
$41K
$72K
$190K
MEDIAN: $71,717
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$15.80 - $34.97
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MEDIAN: $23.66
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$0$193K
Salary $40,877 - $193,288
Bonus $202.73 - $7,891
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$36,099 - $99,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $15.80 - $34.97
Hourly Tips $10.71
Overtime $21.46 - $53.28
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $202.73 - $7,891
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$36,099 - $99,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Mobile Crane Operator

A mobile crane operator is primarily responsible for operating a traveling crane, which lifts, moves, positions, and repositions loads. This person may travel to various job sites or to various departments within the same job site. Depending on the job, this position may involve work in a warehouse or outdoors, and the shifts may also vary depending on the employer's needs.

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Mobile Crane Operator Tasks

  • Operate boom and cable equipment to move loads between vehicles and work site areas.
  • Direct spotters and other support personnel.
  • Inspect loads for proper handling and maintain equipment as needed.

Common Career Paths for Mobile Crane Operator


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Mobile Crane Operators who transition into an upper level Crane Operator position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Crane Operator makes $55K a year.

Mobile Crane Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Crane Operator

Pay by Experience for a Mobile Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Mobile Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mobile Crane Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Mobile Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 45 salaries. A Mobile Crane Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 26 salaries.

Mobile Crane Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mobile Crane Operator?

Mobile Crane Operator in Kuwait City:
"Abdul."
Pros: I like my job very much.
Cons: No thing.

Mobile Crane Operator in Santa Barbara:
"I like my job."
I wish I started this career earlier in my life.

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Key Stats for Mobile Crane Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Mobile Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Mobile Crane Operator Salaries

crane operator
▲26%

National Average
$61,000

Safety Compliance
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%
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