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Electric Locomotive Crane Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,107 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electric Locomotive Crane Operator is $56,107 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electric Locomotive Crane Operator is between $41,097 and $68,609. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates crane that travels on railroad tracks to lift and move objects: starts gasoline or diesel engine.
  • Pushes pedals and pulls levers to move, control speed, and stop crane, turn crane boom, and raise or lower cables attached to load.
  • Inspects and compares weight of load with lifting capacity of crane to ensure against overloading crane.
  • Moves controls to move and position load by sight or at direction of laborer, hoisting.
  • Inspects cables and grappling devices for wear.
  • May install or replace cables.
  • May perform maintenance tasks, such as oiling machine.
  • May direct helpers engaged in placing blocking and outrigging under crane when lifting loads.
  • May operate crane in which hoisting mechanism is pneumatically powered.
  • May be designated by type of power unit as diesel-locomotive-crane operator; electric-locomotive-crane operator; gasoline-locomotive-crane operator.
Electric Locomotive Crane Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crane and Tower Operators

Job family population: 43,660

Estimated population of Electric Locomotive Crane Operator jobs: 1,762

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Electric Locomotive Crane Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Industrial Field Service Technician - Chicago, IL
May 1
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Hoosier Crane Service Company
Prior overhead crane and hoist operator experience * Ability to recognize and assist with sales ... We are your source for overhead cranes, crane kits, electric chain hoists and wire rope hoists ...
Diesel Locomotive Mechanic and Electrician
May 17
Minooka, IL, USA
ClearStaff, Inc.
... crane circuits, air compressors, building and shop facilities, and equipment * Performs welding and ... Company Description ClearStaff, Inc, is an independently operated staffing company. A staffing ...
Laser Operator
May 16
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Vapor Bus International
Utilizing the crane to move sheets of steel to the bed of the laser machine. Must review blue print ... Both pneumatic and electric actuators are available. Control options range from simple electro ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Apr 8
Bridgeview, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - Burbank
What you must have: • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and ... Crane operation is a plus (will train) • Electrical maintenance, Welding, Forklift Repair and ...
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