Salary for Hoist and Winch Operators

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Also known as:  Hoist Operator, Winch Derrick Operator, Winch Operator

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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 earns a pay level between $31,310 to $98,560 depending on education and experience. will normally receive a wage of sixty-two thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars annually.

can get the best compensation in Minnesota, where they can earn an average pay rate of approximately $78,860. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, which has wages of $91,010.

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Hoist and Winch Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$91,010
Construction
$73,540
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$67,220
Transportation and Warehousing
$67,170
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$64,010
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,430

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$38,720
Wholesale Trade
$48,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$51,640
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$56,470
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,430