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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,260
25th Percentile Wage
$44,650
50th Percentile Wage
$52,590
75th Percentile Wage
$62,870
90th Percentile Wage
$74,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $74,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $38,260.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,590
3.78% 7.02%
2016
$50,600
3.99% -
2014
$48,580
3.23% -
2013
$47,010
-4.02% -
2012
$48,900
- -

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

The average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in four industries in the manufacturing 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 railroad rolling stock manufacturing industry with an annual salary $52,130. The lowest paying industry is the primary metal manufacturing industry (annual salary $45,640). 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
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$52,130
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$52,130
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$49,280
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$45,640

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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