Salary for Hoist and Winch Operators

Also known as:  Hoist Operator, Winch Derrick Operator, Winch Operator helps construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Hoist and winch operators work with hoists and winches to lift and pull loads using cable equipment. This occupation is dangerous as it deals with heavy lifting and heavy-duty machine operation. To qualify for this position, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to one year of formal training may be required.

A Hoist or Winch Operator will usually earn a wage of somewhere between 32000 and 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Hoist and Winch Operators earn an average salary of Forty One Thousand One Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Hoist and Winch Operators can make the highest salaries in Washington, where they can earn an average job salary of approximately $71990. They can receive the best compensation in Transportation and Warehousing, where they receive average wages of $51900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 5.96 percent nationwide in that time.
Hoist and Winch Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $51,900
Transportation and Warehousing $49,630
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $42,820
Public Administration $41,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,780
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $37,910
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $29,520
Other Services (except Public Administration) $32,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $32,980
Construction $34,410
Manufacturing $36,140
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $37,910