Mobile Crane Operator Salary
|Salary||$40,768 - $194,625|
|Bonus||$202.73 - $7,891|
|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).)
|$35,495 - $100,411|
|Hourly Rate||$15.60 - $34.97|
|Overtime||$21.74 - $57.81|
|Bonus||$202.73 - $7,891|
|Total Pay (||$35,495 - $100,411|
Job Description for Mobile Crane Operator
A mobile crane operator is primarily responsible for operating a traveling crane, which lifts, moves, positions, and repositions loads. This person may travel to various job sites or to various departments within the same job site. Depending on the job, this position may involve work in a warehouse or outdoors, and the shifts may also vary depending on the employer's needs.Read More...
A mobile crane is mounted on rubber-tired carriers, requires minimal set-up and assembly, and is capable of lifting a variety of loads. The mobile crane operator ensures that each load is safe and secure, then moves the control levers, foot pedals, and dials to operate the heavy equipment and transfer the load. They are responsible for keeping all of the equipment safe, clean, maintained, and lubricated. The crane should be regularly inspected, and the operator must ensure that lifting capacities are not exceeded. Paperwork may regarding job tickets and service quality may need to be handled by the operator. Additional duties may include driving and unloading trucks at various work sites, extending and modifying sections for high lifting, and moving levers and pedals to rotate the crane.
As far as formal education is concerned, a high school diploma or equivalent is generally sufficient for this job. However, a crane operator must be certified. It is necessary for a mobile crane operator to be a self-starter, precise in all measurements and movements, and listen closely to all directions. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Mobile Crane Operator Tasks
- Operate boom and cable equipment to move loads between vehicles and work site areas.
- Direct spotters and other support personnel.
- Inspect loads for proper handling and maintain equipment as needed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Mobile Crane Operator
Pay by Experience for a Mobile Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Mobile Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mobile 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 $61,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Mobile Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 45 salaries. A Mobile 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 $67,000 based on 26 salaries.
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