Average Truck Crane Operator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Truck Crane Operator is $19.90.
MEDIAN $19.90
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $28
$479 - $7,973
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,100
Total Pay
$33,856 - $70,058

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Job Description for Truck Crane Operator

Truck Crane Operator Tasks
  • Operate tower crane to move building materials from ground-level to top of buildings or vice versa.
  • Effectively communicate with other team members to receive direction, either through microphone or hand signals.
  • Work with control console to operate crane safely and effectively.

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Popular Skills for Truck Crane Operator

Skills in Machine Operation, Transport, Equipment Maintenance and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Crane Operator

An early career Truck Crane Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.15 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Truck Crane Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.45 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Truck Crane Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.03 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

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