Overhead Crane Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Overhead Crane Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.31 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Overhead Crane Operators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,700 - $79,151
$24K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,859
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50%
90%

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$11.65 - $24.39
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,700 - $79,151  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$24,660 - $60,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $24.39  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$24,660 - $60,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Overhead Crane Operator

Overhead crane operators generally work outside for construction companies or inside for warehouses, and are responsible for operating overhead cranes using remote-controlled equipment to transport goods. They are required to wear various safety gear, such as protective clothing, hard hats, special shoes, etc. Those who work at construction sites must be able to tolerate various weather conditions and be physically fit, as their work involves manual labor.

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Overhead Crane Operator Tasks

  • 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

Pay by Experience for an Overhead Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Overhead Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Overhead 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 $43,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Overhead Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 37 salaries. An Overhead 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 $48,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Overhead Crane Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%