The average wage for a Crane Operator is AU$30.33 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$42,858 - AU$155,490
AU$43K
AU$78K
AU$160K
MEDIAN: AU$78,073
10%
50%
90%
AU$23.97 - AU$42.53
AU$24
AU$30
AU$43
MEDIAN: AU$30.33
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$155K
Salary AU$42,858 - AU$155,490
Bonus AU$2,250
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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AU$49,183 - AU$118,912
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data AU$0AU$85
Hourly Rate AU$23.97 - AU$42.53
Overtime AU$25.43 - AU$85.14
Annual Data AU$0AU$118K
Bonus AU$2,250
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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AU$49,183 - AU$118,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

Job Description for Crane Operator

A crane operator uses a crane to lift and move equipment and/or materials around a job site. In addition to the responsibilities associated with the operation of the crane, they must also perform inspections of the equipment before and after its use to ensure it is in working order. These operators must know and follow safety procedures on using the crane and working on job sites. In some positions, being able to plan operational lifts is an important part of the job.

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Crane Operator Tasks

  • Operate a crane to move heavy equipment and cargo.
  • Perform work area housekeeping functions and help with equipment maintenance.
  • Diagnose problems and maintain a variety bulk handling equipment.
  • Work with crews to load and unload heavy items.

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Pay by Experience Level for Crane Operator

Pay by Experience for a Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 AU$67,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$75,000 based on 67 salaries. A 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 AU$83,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$70,173

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Crane Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Crane Operator Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
AU$70,000

▼5%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 87%