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Container Crane Operator Salary

$54,160 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$1,045

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Container Crane Operator is $54,160 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Container Crane Operator is between $39,615 and $66,283. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Container Crane Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates electrically powered crane equipped with cantilevers (structural-steel framework which can be lowered to horizontal position and extended over deck or hold of vessel) on which hoisting gear is supported to load or unload container cargo from vessels: moves controls or levers and presses pedals to activate electrical power, move tower in position alongside vessel, and lower cantilever over deck or hold of vessel.
  • Moves controls to lower hoisting gear for attachment of sling to container, lift and move container along cantilever, and lower and position container on dock, or on vessel deck or hold.
  • Raises cantilever to vertical position when positioning crane to avoid hitting superstructure of vessel.
  • May follow hand signals of other worker.
  • May operate cantilever crane equipped with clamshell to load or unload bulk materials.
Container Crane Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Crane and Tower Operators

Job family population: 44,410

Estimated population of Container Crane Operator jobs: 1,763

Rate of error: 2.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$62,786
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Container Crane Operator Job Listings for United States

CDL Driver Container
Nov 13
WASTE MANAGEMENT
We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial ... Job Summary The Driver Container safely operates a heavy-duty crane mounted truck and is ...
Heavy Equipment Operator - Journeyman
Oct 7
Edgerton, KS, USA
ITS Conglobal
Moves intermodal containers from railcars to trailers via Top Loaders, Side Loaders, Cranes, etc ... Crane, Top Loader, Hostler, Forklift, etc * Physically & mentally able to climb railcars, 20 feet
Intermodal (Railway) Equipment Operator
Oct 1
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Remprex
... crane, packer and hostler experience ... The functions will be to perform loading and unloading container & trailer equipment on & off rail ...
Production Operator (Day or Swing)
Aug 31
Kalama, Washington, USA
ASC Steel Deck
Loads and unloads material into and from a variety of containers including but not limited to ... Experience operating a forklift and overhead crane * Experience with off-loading production ...
Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor
Nov 21
Dutch Harbor, United States
Matson
We will continue Horizon's long operating history in Alaska with diesel powered containerships ... Recommends changes to the parts inventory (e.g., container equipment, rolling stock, crane, etc ...

The average pay for a Container Crane Operator is $54,160 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Container Crane Operator is between $39,615 and $66,283. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Container Crane Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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