Crane Operator Salary in the US

$68,320
per year
per month
$5,690
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,500/year
Bonus
$210/month

Crane Operator - Average Salary

The average salary for a Crane Operator is $68,320 per year ($5,690 per month), which is $14,830 (+28%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Crane Operator can expect an average starting salary of $40,875. The highest salaries can exceed $115,690.
$40,875
Low
$68,320
Average salary
$115,690
High
$3,410
Low
$5,690
Average salary
$9,640
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$63,100
$126,250
Salary$40,875 - 115,690
Bonus$0 - 10,560
Total Pay$40,875 - 126,250
$0
$5,260
$10,520
Salary$3,410 - 9,640
Bonus$0 - 880
Total Pay$3,410 - 10,520

Crane Operator Salary Range

Low
$40,875
Average salary
$68,320
Senior
$83,680
High
$115,690
Low
$3,410
Average salary
$5,690
Senior
$6,970
High
$9,640
Among Crane Operators in the US, Mobile Crane Operators and Overhead Crane Operators tend to have the lowest salaries, while High Rise Crane Operators, Longshoreman Crane Operators or Port Crane Operators enjoy the highest salaries.

Crane Operator - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Skyscraper Crane Operator$77K/year
+13% 
Longshoreman Crane Operator$77K/year
+12% 
High Rise Crane Operator$77K/year
+12% 
Port Crane Operator$74K/year
+8% 
Heavy Crane Operator$72K/year
+6% 
Construction Crane Operator$70K/year
+2% 
Overhead Crane Operator$66K/year
 -3%
Mobile Crane Operator$65K/year
 -5%

Crane Operator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Crane Operator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $44,340 per year. A mid level Crane Operator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $54,740, while a Senior Crane Operator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $75,620. Crane Operators with more than 20 years of experience earn $84,550 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Crane Operator

Late Career▲ +24%
Senior▲ +11%
Average Salary$68,320/year
Mid Level▼ -20%
Entry Level▼ -35%

Crane Operator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Crane Operator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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