The average pay for a Mobile Crane Operator is $23.81 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$34,431 - $121,641
(Median)
$34K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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90%

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$14.57 - $34.24
(Median)
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,431 - $121,641  
   
Bonus
$3.07 - $7,096  
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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$33,834 - $91,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $34.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.71  
Overtime
$17.82 - $52.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3.07 - $7,096  
   
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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$33,834 - $91,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Crane Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mobile Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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