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Hoist and Winch Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of hoist and winch operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of hoist and winch operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The hoist and winch operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Hoist and Winch Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,200
25th Percentile Wage
$31,850
50th Percentile Wage
$42,530
75th Percentile Wage
$62,450
90th Percentile Wage
$91,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hoist and winch operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hoist and winch operators is $91,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,200. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 248% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201642,5300.73%6.04%
201542,2206.25%-
201439,5802.15%-
201338,730-3.18%-
201239,960--

Table 2. Hoist and Winch Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of hoist and winch operators in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for hoist and winch operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $77,050. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$77,050
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,000
Construction
$59,470
Mining
$48,060
Wholesale Trade
$47,780
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,890
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,230
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$41,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,430
Manufacturing
$33,260
Retail Trade
$19,200

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Hoist and Winch Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only hoist and winch operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of hoist and winch operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,630 to $94,330. The highest paying state for hoist and winch operators is Illinois with a median annual salary of $94,330. The lowest paying state is Wisconsin with a median annual salary of $29,630. For more salary information of hoist and winch operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Illinois
$94,330
Maine
$65,320
Connecticut
$55,360
Alabama
$55,180
Washington
$54,820
West Virginia
$54,710
New York
$48,380
Maryland
$46,540
California
$45,760
Massachusetts
$45,490
Oregon
$44,020
Missouri
$42,470
Florida
$41,220
Texas
$40,520
Iowa
$39,280
Michigan
$38,490
Tennessee
$37,850
Ohio
$37,700
Virginia
$37,690
Louisiana
$36,720
Pennsylvania
$36,020
New Mexico
$35,740
Indiana
$33,420
Arkansas
$31,190
Wisconsin
$29,630


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