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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,800
25th Percentile Wage
$31,620
50th Percentile Wage
$40,230
75th Percentile Wage
$54,470
90th Percentile Wage
$64,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of construction. 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 $64,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $24,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,2309.57%5.42%
201536,380-2.42%-
201437,2606.39%-
201334,880-9.09%-
201238,050--

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

The average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in five industries in the construction 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 specialty trade contractors industry with an annual salary $42,570. The lowest paying industry is the nonresidential building construction industry (annual salary $36,580). 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
Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,570
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,950
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,940
Construction of Buildings
$36,580
Nonresidential Building Construction
$36,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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