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Overhead Crane Operator Salary

$59,985 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,212

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 29, 2020

The average pay for an Overhead Crane Operator is $59,985 a year and $29 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Overhead Crane Operator is between $43,693 and $73,533. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Overhead 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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates traveling or stationary overhead crane (cab- or ground-controlled) to lift, move, and position loads, such as machinery, equipment, products, and solid or bulk materials, using hoisting attachments, such as hook, sling, electromagnet, or bucket.
  • Observes load hookup and ascertains safety of load.
  • Manipulates or depresses crane controls, such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
Overhead Crane Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Crane and Tower Operators

Job family population: 44,410

Estimated population of Overhead Crane Operator jobs: 1,873

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$69,539
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Overhead Crane Operator Job Listings for United States

BHJOB22463_576_Overhead Crane Operator
Jan 23
Bay City, MI, USA
VP Total Solutions
A well established company is the Bay City area is seeking a 2nd shift Overhead Crane Operator. Second shift is 2PM-11PM. Position requires candidate to have a minimum of 1 year or more experience
Overhead Crane Operator
Jan 21
Louisville, KY, USA
MISA Metal Processing
The Crane Operator controls an overhead crane to safely lift and move steel material to multiple areas of the facility. This includes occasionally moving machine parts and scrap hoppers. Perform ...
Overhead Crane Operator
Jan 20
Canton, OH, USA
Career Concept International, LTD
Position Summary Operate overhead crane, move, and position loads, such as machinery, equipment ... May attach load to hook or another crane accessory prior to operating crane If you think you're the ...
Overhead Crane Operator
Jan 13
San Antonio, TX, USA
PrimaCore Solutions, LLC
... overhead crane and personal protective equipment. * Lift and carry up to 50 pounds for up to 20 ... The Production Equipment Operator will be regularly exposed to the typical weather of the local ...
Crane Operator - Onshore - US
Jan 9
Seminole, United States
Wood Group
Overview / Responsibilities Wood is currently recruiting for Crane Operators with extensive ... overhead. Authorization to work permanently in the US w/o sponsorship is required. Skills ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Overhead Crane Operator is $59,985 a year and $29 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Overhead Crane Operator is between $43,693 and $73,533. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Overhead 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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A well established company is the Bay City area is seeking a 2nd shift Overhead Crane Operator. Second shift is 2PM-11PM. Position requires candidate to have a minimum of 1 year or more experience
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