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What is the average salary for Crane Operators in the United States?

Crane Operators earn an average hourly wage of $25.75. Hourly wages typically start from $14.67 and go up to $39.16. Crane Operators earn an average salary of $53,550 per year. Salaries typically start from $30,520 and go up to $81,450.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Crane Operators in the United States earn:

$39.16 an hour $81,450 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Crane Operators in the United States earn:

$31.16 an hour $64,810 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Crane Operators in the United States earn:

$24.39 an hour $50,720 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Crane Operators in the United States earn:

$18.70 an hour $38,890 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Crane Operators in the United States earn:

$14.67 an hour $30,520 per year

Historical salary for Crane Operators in the United States

Crane Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Crane Operator Salary in Hawaii $35.67 $74,200 # 1
Crane Operator Salary in Washington $34.81 $72,400 # 2
Crane Operator Salary in Montana $34.31 $71,360 # 3
Crane Operator Salary in New York $34.22 $71,190 # 4
Crane Operator Salary in California $33.72 $70,140 # 5
Crane Operator Salary in Nevada $32.99 $68,620 # 6
Crane Operator Salary in Alaska $32.30 $67,170 # 7
Crane Operator Salary in Wyoming $31.21 $64,920 # 8
Crane Operator Salary in Oregon $30.18 $62,770 # 9
Crane Operator Salary in New Jersey $30.12 $62,650 # 10
Crane Operator Salary in Illinois $30.07 $62,550 # 11
Crane Operator Salary in Maryland $29.79 $61,960 # 12
Crane Operator Salary in Indiana $28.62 $59,530 # 13
Crane Operator Salary in Rhode Island $28.12 $58,490 # 14
Crane Operator Salary in Minnesota $28.10 $58,450 # 15
Crane Operator Salary in North Dakota $26.39 $54,890 # 16
Crane Operator Salary in New Mexico $26.38 $54,870 # 17
Crane Operator Salary in Massachusetts $26.27 $54,650 # 18
Crane Operator Salary in Idaho $25.69 $53,440 # 19
Crane Operator Salary in Michigan $25.43 $52,890 # 20
Crane Operator Salary in South Carolina $25.36 $52,750 # 21
Crane Operator Salary in Virginia $25.21 $52,430 # 22
Crane Operator Salary in Texas $24.95 $51,900 # 23
Crane Operator Salary in Kansas $24.49 $50,940 # 24
Crane Operator Salary in Kentucky $24.47 $50,910 # 25
Crane Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $24.46 $50,870 # 26
Crane Operator Salary in Missouri $24.29 $50,520 # 27
Crane Operator Salary in Colorado $23.62 $49,140 # 28
Crane Operator Salary in Maine $23.42 $48,710 # 29
Crane Operator Salary in Louisiana $23.39 $48,650 # 30
Crane Operator Salary in Connecticut $23.38 $48,630 # 31
Crane Operator Salary in Florida $23.21 $48,270 # 32
Crane Operator Salary in Utah $23.11 $48,080 # 33
Crane Operator Salary in District of Columbia $23.07 $47,980 # 34
Crane Operator Salary in Alabama $22.98 $47,800 # 35
Crane Operator Salary in Oklahoma $22.89 $47,610 # 36
Crane Operator Salary in Iowa $22.60 $47,010 # 37
Crane Operator Salary in Wisconsin $22.51 $46,820 # 38
Crane Operator Salary in New Hampshire $22.01 $45,770 # 39
Crane Operator Salary in North Carolina $21.86 $45,460 # 40
Crane Operator Salary in Georgia $21.67 $45,070 # 41
Crane Operator Salary in South Dakota $21.43 $44,570 # 42
Crane Operator Salary in Tennessee $21.39 $44,500 # 43
Crane Operator Salary in Vermont $21.33 $44,360 # 44
Crane Operator Salary in Nebraska $20.92 $43,520 # 45
Crane Operator Salary in Delaware $20.70 $43,050 # 46
Crane Operator Salary in Arizona $20.41 $42,460 # 47
Crane Operator Salary in Mississippi $19.92 $41,430 # 48
Crane Operator Salary in Arkansas $19.82 $41,220 # 49
Crane Operator Salary in Ohio $19.57 $40,710 # 50
Crane Operator Salary in West Virginia $17.65 $36,720 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics