Truck Crane Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Truck Crane Operators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.96 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,438 - $78,906
$32K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,045
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50%
90%

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$15.22 - $28.65
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,438 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$503 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
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$33,949 - $70,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $28.65  
   
Overtime
$22.90 - $41.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$503 - $8,940  
   
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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$33,949 - $70,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Job Description for Truck Crane Operator

Truck crane operator positions are commonly found in the shipping and construction industries, though there are many other companies that hire individuals for this position as well. This job typically involves operating a specific piece of equipment, using it to efficiently load and unload cargo and/or other materials. There are many entry-level openings for truck crane operators, and this position usually requires a high school diploma or equivalent; some positions require a valid commercial driver’s license as well, and different states have different regulations and qualifications for these positions. As far as specific knowledge, most companies require extensive preliminary training, as those without experience will need to learn how to use the tools and equipment.

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Truck Crane Operator Tasks

  • Operate tower crane to move building materials from ground-level to top of buildings or vice versa.
  • Effectively communicate with other team members to receive direction, either through microphone or hand signals.
  • Work with control console to operate crane safely and effectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Crane Operator

Pay by Experience for a Truck Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Crane Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Truck Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 44 salaries. A Truck Crane Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Truck Crane Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Truck Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 27%