How Much Do Hoist and Winch Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Hoist and Winch Operators

Hoist and Winch Operators operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$62730 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,310 to $42,140 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Hoist and Winch Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,310 to $42,140 per year or $15 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Hoist and Winch Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $98,560
Senior (Top 25%) $39 $81,860
Middle (Mid 50%) $30 $62,610
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $42,140
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,310

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MN $38 $78,860
NJ $37 $76,640
CA $35 $71,820
GA $32 $67,220
NM $32 $66,310
NY $29 $60,180
WV $28 $59,190
WA $28 $58,940
MD $28 $57,580
OR $26 $53,570

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hoist and Winch Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MN doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MN might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Hoist and Winch Operators are in the states of MN, NJ, CA, GA and NM.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $91010 $43.75
Nonresidential Building Construction $85360 $41.04
Building Equipment Contractors $76640 $36.85
Death Care Services $73660 $35.42
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $71030 $34.15
Support Activities for Water Transportation $70370 $33.83
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $66000 $31.73
Utility System Construction $64410 $30.97
Coal Mining $58710 $28.23
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $57460 $27.62
Truck Transportation $55470 $26.67
Support Activities for Mining $52610 $25.29
Logging $51640 $24.83
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $51400 $24.71
Metal Ore Mining $45510 $21.88
Plastics Product Manufacturing $38740 $18.62
Ship and Boat Building $37220 $17.89
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $34790 $16.73
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $32920 $15.83
Sawmills and Wood Preservation $32750 $15.74
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $32440 $15.60
Employment Services $30340 $14.59
Warehousing and Storage $26670 $12.82
Printing and Related Support Activities $ $*
Local Government $ $*

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