Truck Crane Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Truck Crane Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.47 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Truck Crane Operators is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,935 - $98,264
(Median)
$32K
$52K
$98K
MEDIAN: $52,000
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$13.90 - $27.21
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$31,935 - $98,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$31,374 - $72,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $27.21  
   
Overtime
$20.52 - $37.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$31,374 - $72,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

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

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Truck Crane Operators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $41K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $42K. For Truck Crane Operators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Truck Crane Operator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $59K.

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Experience Affects Truck Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 24%
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