Overhead Crane Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Overhead Crane Operators earn an average of $15.06 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Overhead Crane Operators is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$10.91 - $21.16
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,518 - $53,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. Overhead Crane Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%