A sizeable majority of Truck Crane Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.93 per hour. Though the majority of Truck Crane Operators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,681 - $78,297
$33K
$44K
$78K
MEDIAN: $44,082
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$15.18 - $28.57
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MEDIAN: $19.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,681 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$503 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,123 - $70,170  
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
$15.18 - $28.57  
   
Overtime
$22.59 - $40.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$503 - $8,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$34,123 - $70,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Truck Crane Operators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Truck Crane Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Truck Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 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
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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