Hoist Operator

Code: 53-7041.00

Also known as: Hoist Operator, Hoistman, Material Handler, Service Operator, Winch Derrick Operator

Description: Hoist Operators are responsible for movement of objects far above ground as well as for the safety of the people and places below. They secure and move around raised platforms, especially in the construction and manufacturing industries. Hoist Operators typically receive some postsecondary school education in the operation, maintenance and safety of various hoisting machines. This education involves hands-on experience as well as training in relevant safety measures, machine inspection and the personnel involved in these projects.

Hoist Operator

Typical wages

10% $31,310
25% $42,140
Median $62,610
75% $81,860
90% $98,560
10% $15.05
25% $20.26
Median $30.1
75% $39.36
90% $47.39

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 500