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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 $84,690, California is the highest paying state for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $80,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 California
$84,690
$42,530 200
2 Massachusetts
$80,350
$24,740 800
3 New York
$70,630
$47,180 3,230
4 Colorado
$66,540
$40,190 110
5 Wyoming
$63,700
$44,600 100
6 Nebraska
$60,640
$40,370 150
7 Maryland
$59,570
$38,960 290
8 Oregon
$59,530
$32,450 140
9 Delaware
$58,920
$45,850 50
10 Pennsylvania
$58,370
$40,250 780
11 Nevada
$58,100
$40,810 40
12 Virginia
$56,990
$30,040 480
13 West Virginia
$55,890
$27,650 150
14 Indiana
$55,660
$41,100 350
15 Montana
$55,160
$35,710 80
16 Idaho
$55,090
$39,310 120
17 Illinois
$54,640
$38,880 610
18 Arkansas
$54,160
$34,900 60
19 Iowa
$53,780
$36,560 350
20 Georgia
$53,730
$35,950 440
21 Michigan
$53,700
$36,120 120
22 Tennessee
$53,690
$34,870 250
23 Washington
$53,380
$35,300 150
24 Louisiana
$52,810
$33,680 390
25 Kansas
$51,650
$32,150 280
26 Wisconsin
$51,490
$35,410 440
27 Mississippi
$51,390
$23,600 150
28 New Mexico
$50,070
$36,020 130
29 New Jersey
$49,640
$41,280 250
30 Minnesota
$48,480
$33,160 290
31 North Dakota
$48,350
$33,480 150
32 North Carolina
$47,340
$33,750 130
33 South Dakota
$47,260
$33,490 60
34 Missouri
$47,140
$33,020 310
35 Utah
$46,000
$32,130 140
36 Maine
$45,500
$34,240 70
37 Texas
$45,400
$26,470 1,720
38 Arizona
$45,350
$28,470 210
39 Kentucky
$45,210
$26,400 210
40 New Hampshire
$44,530
$34,760 60
41 Ohio
$44,160
$32,070 220
42 Florida
$43,420
$32,100 530
43 Alabama
$41,100
$24,410 190
44 South Carolina
$34,810
$21,220 80
45 Oklahoma
$34,200
$26,860 500

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.

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