Average Crew Chief Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Crew Chief is $15.71.
MEDIAN $15.71
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $25
$246 - $2,920
Profit Sharing
$5 - $12,000
$0 - $1,750
Total Pay
$19,026 - $61,062

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Job Description for Crew Chief

Crew Chief Tasks
  • Oversee and direct a crew of mechanics during field operations.
  • Facilitate the maintenance process with software such as CAD and Autodesk.
  • Supervise equipment maintenance, ensuring all machinery and tools are in optimal condition.
The top respondents for the job title Crew Chief are from the companies Servpro Industries, Inc., Culver's and McDonald's Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Servpro Industries, Inc. where the average pay is $15.09. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Culver's and IHOP Corporation, earning around $10.36 and $10.24, respectively. McDonald's Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.50. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. and Wendy's International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.24 and $9.28, respectively.

Career Paths

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Crew Chief
Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Crew Chief

Skills in Team Leadership, People Management, Training and Land Surveying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Crew Chief

An entry-level Crew Chief with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.32 based on 33 salaries. An early career Crew Chief with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.69 based on 308 salaries. A mid-career Crew Chief with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.36 based on 165 salaries. An experienced Crew Chief with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.11 based on 164 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Crew Chief in their job title in Fort Worth, Texas earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (27.3% more) and Houston, Texas (24.6% more).

Years of Experience

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