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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hoist and winch operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,210
1.57% 7.52%
2016
$42,530
0.73% -
2015
$42,220
6.25% -
2014
$39,580
2.15% -
2013
$38,730
-3.18% -
2012
$39,960
- -

Table 2. Hoist and Winch Operator Salary by Industry Sector

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
$111,290
Utilities
$81,400
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,640
Mining
$50,350
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$46,700
Construction
$46,060
Wholesale Trade
$43,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,180
Manufacturing
$35,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,280
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 $29,070 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
Illinois
$94,330
Wyoming
$82,010
Minnesota
$81,990
New York
$72,720
Maine
$65,320
Alabama
$57,230
Washington
$56,170
Connecticut
$55,360
West Virginia
$54,720
North Dakota
$53,620
California
$51,400
Mississippi
$49,150
Florida
$48,030
Massachusetts
$45,490
Oregon
$44,930
Maryland
$44,570
Iowa
$39,280
Virginia
$37,860
Pennsylvania
$37,410
New Mexico
$37,320
Ohio
$36,970
Louisiana
$36,720
Indiana
$36,370
Tennessee
$35,710
Michigan
$34,380
Texas
$34,190
Kentucky
$33,910
Arkansas
$32,180
Nebraska
$29,640
Wisconsin
$29,630
Missouri
$29,070



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