How much does a Hoist and Winch Operator make in the United States? The average Hoist and Winch Operator salary in the United States is $49,056 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $39,264 and $59,168. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Hoist and Winch Operator Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Hoist and Winch Operator Salary $30,349 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Hoist and Winch Operator Salary $39,264 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Hoist and Winch Operator Salary $49,056 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Hoist and Winch Operator Salary $59,168 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Hoist and Winch Operator Salary $68,375 US April 24, 2024
25% $39,264 10% $30,349 90% $68,375 75% $59,168 $49,056 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Hoist and Winch Operator

Hoist and Winch Operator sets-up and operates a hoisting machinery. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Being a Hoist and Winch Operator may have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Additionally, Hoist and Winch Operator relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Hoist and Winch Operator

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Hoist and Winch Operator, the first career path typically progresses to Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operator.

The second career path typically progresses to Stevedore.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with an Excavating/Loading Machine Operator position, and then progresses to Crane/Tower Operator.

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Hoist and Winch Operator salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Hoist and Winch Operator, the highest Hoist and Winch Operator salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Hoist and Winch Operator salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Hoist and Winch Operator salary is in Miami, FL, where the Hoist and Winch Operator salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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