Overhead Crane Operator Salary

Male Overhead Crane Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.38 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.74 - $21.69
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $21.69  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $30.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
   
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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$24,216 - $54,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $35K. On average, Overhead Crane Operators make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes 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
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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