Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operator salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,330
25th Percentile Wage
$55,010
50th Percentile Wage
$59,390
75th Percentile Wage
$63,740
90th Percentile Wage
$71,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $71,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $52,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,390
5.78% 24.80%
2016
$55,960
2.68% -
2015
$54,460
3.27% -
2014
$52,680
7.86% -
2013
$48,540
7.99% -
2012
$44,660
- -

Compare Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in three industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operator occupations is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry with an annual salary $60,040. The lowest paying industry is the coal mining industry (annual salary $58,800). For detailed rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$60,040
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$59,390
Coal Mining
$58,800

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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