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Overhead Crane Operator Salary

Male Overhead Crane Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.16 per hour in the United States. The majority of Overhead Crane Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$10.89 - $21.40
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $28.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $3,000  
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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$24,262 - $53,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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Job Description for Overhead Crane Operator

  • Maintain crane and associated equipment, following all safety procedures.
  • Safely transport goods to their destination.
  • Operate single and double hoist overhead cranes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Overhead Crane Operator

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $35K. On average, Overhead Crane Operators make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Overhead Crane Operators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K.

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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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