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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,340
25th Percentile Wage
$43,940
50th Percentile Wage
$54,390
75th Percentile Wage
$62,570
90th Percentile Wage
$73,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $73,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $35,340.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,390
2.61% 17.96%
2016
$52,970
1.55% -
2015
$52,150
1.73% -
2014
$51,250
12.49% -
2013
$44,850
0.51% -
2012
$44,620
- -

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

The average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in six industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 transit and ground passenger transportation industry with an annual salary $66,620. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for transportation industry (annual salary $43,380). 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
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$66,620
Urban Transit Systems
$66,620
Rail Transportation
$54,820
Rail Transportation
$54,820
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$43,560
Support Activities for Transportation
$43,380

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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