Overhead Crane Operator Salary

Overhead Crane Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.30 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Overhead Crane Operators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,490 - $234,891
$23K
$49K
$230K
MEDIAN: $48,539
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$11.94 - $23.45
$12
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$0$234K
Salary $23,490 - $234,891
Bonus $-0.50 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $600
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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$25,549 - $56,474
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $23.45
Overtime $16.05 - $34.25
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $-0.50 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $600
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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$25,549 - $56,474
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 172

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Job Description for Overhead Crane Operator

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.

Overhead Crane Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Overhead Crane Operator

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.

Overhead Crane Operator Reviews

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

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

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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Key Stats for Overhead Crane Operator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Overhead Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 20%
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