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Railroad Crane Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,104 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,077

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Crane Operator is $56,104 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Crane Operator is between $41,094 and $68,605. 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

Description:
  • 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.
Railroad Crane Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crane and Tower Operators

Job family population: 43,660

Estimated population of Railroad Crane Operator jobs: 1,762

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,040
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Railroad Crane Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

General Laborer - Terminal Operator
May 3
Joliet, IL, USA
ITS Conglobal
ITS ConGlobal is the industry-leading provider of intermodal rail terminal services, auto loading ... Crane, Top Loader, Hostler, Forklift, etc * Open availability required; all Shifts, Holidays ...
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