The average pay for an Overhead Crane Operator is $15.06 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Overhead Crane Operator Total Pay (?
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$34,759 - $77,419
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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Overhead Crane Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.54 - $20.59
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,759 - $77,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $3,025  
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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$24,217 - $55,916  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $20.59  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $27.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$720 - $3,025  
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).
)
$24,217 - $55,916  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%
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