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Mobile Crane Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Mobile Crane Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.67 per hour. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Mobile Crane Operators is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,201 - $73,533
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$74K
MEDIAN: $40,975
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90%

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$14.94 - $31.05
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,201 - $73,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,025  
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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$33,684 - $82,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$22.11 - $48.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,025  
   
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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$33,684 - $82,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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

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

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $54K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $45K. Mobile Crane Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Mobile Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 24%
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