Hourly Wage for Crane Operator Salary in the United States

How much does A Crane Operator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for A Crane Operator in the United States is $20 as of November 25, 2019, but the range typically falls between $18 and $25. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Crane Operator operates crane to lift, move, load, unload, or position materials or equipment in a manufacturing environment. Performs daily safety and performance checks of crane equipment. Being a Crane Operator cleans and lubricates cables, pulley, or grappling devices. Utilizes hand or radio signals to communicate with others on work site. Additionally, Crane Operator complies with all safety regulations. May require state certification or operator license. Typically requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Crane Operator works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Crane Operator typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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Fiscal Year Ended in 2018
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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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Skills associated with Crane Operator: Crane Operation, Vehicle Safety Checks, Heavy Equipment Operation, Vehicle Inspection/Cleaning/Maintenance

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