$47,859
Avg. Salary
$16.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$614

Bonus

$1,464

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Overhead Crane Operator is $16.30 per hour.

The average pay for an Overhead Crane Operator is $47,859 per year.

10%
$12.04
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$16.30
50%
$23.65
90%
90%
MEDIAN $16.30
10%
$35k
10%
$48k
50%
$81k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $47,859
$35,080 - $81,160
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$81K
MEDIAN: $47,859
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$0$81K
Salary $35,080 - $81,160
Bonus $14.79 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,672
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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$25,853 - $55,080
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $23.65
Overtime $16.27 - $34.31
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $14.79 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $23,672
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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$25,853 - $55,080
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 278

Job Description

Overhead crane operators generally work outside for construction companies or inside for warehouses, and are responsible for operating overhead cranes using remote-controlled equipment to transport goods. They are required to wear various safety gear, such as protective clothing, hard hats, special shoes, etc. Those who work at construction sites must be able to tolerate various weather conditions and be physically fit, as their work involves manual labor.

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Overhead Crane Operator Tasks
  • Operate single and double hoist overhead cranes.
  • Safely transport goods to their destination.
  • Maintain crane and associated equipment, following all safety procedures.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Overhead Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Overhead Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Overhead 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 $43,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Overhead Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 37 salaries. An Overhead 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 $48,000 based on 14 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Overhead Crane Operator?

Overhead Crane Operator in Bristol:
"Very observant of surroundings."

Overhead Crane Operator in Roaring Spring:
Pros: Working with a good crew that helps out a lot.
Cons: People always being in the way. Rushing things.

Overhead Crane Operator in Grand Rapids:
"Not bad."
Pros: Easy work; time consuming meaning time goes by fast. Decent money, easy to learn.
Cons: Stress, and the Danger definitely.

Overhead Crane Operator in Henniker:
"Hard work."
Pros: I like the rigging aspect of my job.
Cons: Haveing to pick up coworkers slack in setting up forms.

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Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%