How much does a Crane Operator make in the United States? The average Crane Operator salary in the United States is $42,185 as of November 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $37,896 and $52,193. Salary ranges 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Crane Operator

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 2020 View full job description

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

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