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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$27,930|
|25th Percentile Wage||$33,320|
|50th Percentile Wage||$43,210|
|75th Percentile Wage||$66,640|
|90th Percentile Wage||$111,290|
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 $111,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,930. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 298% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hoist and winch operators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of hoist and winch operators in 13 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $111,290. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,200).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $29,070 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 Missouri with a median annual salary of $29,070. 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|
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |