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Highest Paying States for Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

The highest paying states for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $71,160, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators. It is followed by California (average annual salary $63,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$71,160
$58,190 260
2 California
$63,490
$53,710 240
3 New York
$60,970
$51,920 2,330
4 Delaware
$58,920
$45,850 50
5 Maryland
$58,600
$36,990 470
6 Colorado
$57,500
$33,300 190
7 Arkansas
$57,250
$42,120 140
8 Minnesota
$56,520
$37,590 550
9 Nebraska
$56,430
$41,880 170
10 Illinois
$56,360
$40,480 680
11 Wyoming
$54,800
$36,220 120
12 Wisconsin
$54,140
$38,210 440
13 Pennsylvania
$53,830
$32,930 520
14 Montana
$53,660
$34,420 80
15 Louisiana
$53,040
$34,920 550
16 Michigan
$52,070
$34,860 90
17 Virginia
$51,920
$35,410 380
18 Georgia
$51,600
$34,020 350
19 Mississippi
$51,390
$23,600 150
20 New Mexico
$50,070
$36,020 130
21 Texas
$49,810
$27,130 1,790
22 Indiana
$49,220
$36,220 160
23 Idaho
$49,110
$33,060 120
24 Iowa
$48,910
$34,000 350
25 New Jersey
$47,650
$37,910 170
26 Washington
$47,500
$36,750 150
27 Missouri
$47,220
$39,040 240
28 South Dakota
$46,640
$33,650 70
29 North Carolina
$46,370
$33,170 120
30 Utah
$45,820
$32,920 140
31 Maine
$45,500
$34,240 70
32 Florida
$45,050
$31,430 420
33 Arizona
$44,870
$26,520 190
34 New Hampshire
$44,530
$34,760 60
35 West Virginia
$44,510
$27,600 220
36 Kentucky
$41,230
$25,410 190
37 Ohio
$41,010
$29,860 300
38 Oregon
$39,960
$28,610 170
39 Tennessee
$38,200
$22,350 280
40 South Carolina
$38,030
$21,240 120
41 Oklahoma
$34,240
$26,270 500
42 Alabama
$34,010
$20,490 200

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators, Top Paying Jobs in America.