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Overhead Crane Operator Salary (United States)

Male Overhead Crane Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.04 per hour in the United States. 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 more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Overhead Crane Operator Salary (?
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$10.84 - $20.75
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $20.75  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $5,000  
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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$24,601 - $52,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Overhead Crane Operators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.
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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%