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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$87,030
75th Percentile Wage
$66,310
50th Percentile Wage
$39,580
25th Percentile Wage
$31,380
10th Percentile Wage
$25,970

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 $87,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,970. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 235% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $39,580 2.19%
2013 $38,730 -3.08%
2012 $39,960 -3.85%
2011 $41,560 10.33%
2010 $37,670 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for hoist and winch operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.07%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -3.08%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 10.33% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-3.85%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Hoist and Winch Operators vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. 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 4. 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 $88,760. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,760
Utilities
$70,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,230
Construction
$44,630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,430
Mining
$36,580
Manufacturing
$33,080
Wholesale Trade
$31,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,290

Table 5. 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 $27,740 to $88,410. The highest paying state for hoist and winch operators is Illinois with a median annual salary of $88,410. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $27,740. 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
$88,410
Minnesota
$70,240
New York
$68,610
Connecticut
$55,360
West Virginia
$49,350
Massachusetts
$49,200
Missouri
$43,210
Ohio
$40,670
Iowa
$40,390
Alabama
$39,900
Washington
$39,250
Pennsylvania
$38,660
Oregon
$37,800
Kentucky
$37,440
Louisiana
$36,720
Maryland
$36,720
Virginia
$36,440
Texas
$35,480
Tennessee
$33,970
Florida
$33,610
Indiana
$30,360
Wisconsin
$29,470
Arkansas
$28,260
Nebraska
$27,740