Hoist and Winch Operator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for hoist and winch operators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of hoist and winch operators among Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Hoist and Winch Operators in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,670
25th Percentile Wage
$87,810
50th Percentile Wage
$94,330
75th Percentile Wage
$100,850
90th Percentile Wage
$104,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hoist and winch operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.17
25th Percentile Wage
$42.22
50th Percentile Wage
$45.35
75th Percentile Wage
$48.49
90th Percentile Wage
$50.37

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for hoist and winch operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.37. The median hourly salary is $45.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of hoist and winch operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,3301.97%11.66%
201592,4704.39%-
201488,4103.00%-
201385,7602.83%-
201283,330--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Hoist and Winch Operators in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hoist and winch operators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hoist and winch operators in state of Illinois ranges from $43,720 to $95,760. The highest paying area for hoist and winch operators in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $95,760. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $95,090). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$95,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$95,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$43,720


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