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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators



Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment. Excludes “Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4010$36.67/hr$20.91/hr$25.77/hr$32.04/hr$50.75/hr$50.76/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing20$25.77/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$50.75/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40$32.04/hr-12.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 90$50.76/hrN/A
Minnesota 120$45.70/hr-14.6%




  • Attach, fasten, and disconnect cables or lines to loads, materials, and equipment, using hand tools.
  • Start engines of hoists or winches and use levers and pedals to wind or unwind cable on drums.
  • Signal and assist other workers loading or unloading materials.
  • Move levers, pedals, and throttles to stop, start, and regulate speeds of hoist or winch drums in response to hand, bell, buzzer, telephone, loud-speaker, or whistle signals, or by observing dial indicators or cable marks.
  • Apply hand or foot brakes and move levers to lock hoists or winches.
  • Tend auxiliary equipment, such as jacks, slings, cables, or stop blocks, to facilitate moving items or materials for further processing.
  • Move or reposition hoists, winches, loads and materials, manually or using equipment and machines such as trucks, cars, and hand trucks.
  • Select loads or materials according to weight and size specifications.
  • Operate compressed air, diesel, electric, gasoline, or steam-driven hoists or winches to control movement of cableways, cages, derricks, draglines, loaders, railcars, or skips.
  • Observe equipment gauges and indicators and hand signals of other workers to verify load positions or depths.