Truck Crane Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Truck Crane Operators earn an average of $19.56 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Most Truck Crane Operators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,962 - $78,906
$36K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,045
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$15.72 - $27.09
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$0$78K
Salary $35,962 - $78,906
Bonus $2,048
Total Pay (?
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$34,719 - $70,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.72 - $27.09
Overtime $23.72 - $39.23
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $2,048
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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$34,719 - $70,639
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127

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Job Description for Truck Crane Operator

Truck crane operator positions are commonly found in the shipping and construction industries, though there are many other companies that hire individuals for this position as well. This job typically involves operating a specific piece of equipment, using it to efficiently load and unload cargo and/or other materials. There are many entry-level openings for truck crane operators, and this position usually requires a high school diploma or equivalent; some positions require a valid commercial driver’s license as well, and different states have different regulations and qualifications for these positions. As far as specific knowledge, most companies require extensive preliminary training, as those without experience will need to learn how to use the tools and equipment.

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Truck Crane Operator Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Crane Operator

Pay by Experience for a Truck Crane Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Crane Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck 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 $47,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Truck Crane Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 44 salaries. A Truck 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 $56,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Truck Crane Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Truck Crane Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 28%
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