Overhead Crane Operator Salary

Male Overhead Crane Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.31 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,490 - $79,441
$23K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,539
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50%
90%

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$11.64 - $24.42
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.31
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,490 - $79,441  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$24,616 - $61,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $24.42  
   
Overtime
$15.84 - $41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
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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$24,616 - $61,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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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

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

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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.


Overhead Crane Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Overhead Crane Operators make a median salary of $47K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $48K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Overhead Crane Operator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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